Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of you. Let us pray for one another that God will grant us many graces during 2009.

Many thanks to Emile-James of Vocation Station for sending this video of some Marian chants from Fontgombault for the solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary the Mother of God.

After getting back from Stonyhurst last night, we had adoration of the Blessed Sacrament concluding with Benediction and the singing of the Te Deum at midnight to thank God for the graces and benefits we have received from Him during the past year. It was kind of the people of Blackfen to accompany the Te Deum with fireworks :-)

This morning we sang the Veni Creator Spiritus after Mass to implore God's help for the coming year.

A plenary indulgence can be gained by devoutly assisting at the solemn singing or recitation in a Church or Oratory of the Te Deum on 31 December and the Veni Creator on 1 January.

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