Saturday, 2 July 2016

Ordination of James Mawdsley, FSSP

Recently at St Mary's Warrington with Bishop Scnieder.

My friend Deacon James Mawdsley will be ordained priest today in Bavaria today. I'm very sorry not to be able to be there due to parish commitments but ask you to pray for him on this great day. He has had a long and hard road in journeying towards the priesthood and I've great admiration for his faith and courage. If we could ordain more such as him, what a blessing that would be.

Sharing in beer in Bavaria with Leon Pereira O.P. in 2012.

Fortunately, Fr Mawdsley (as he will then be) will be celebrating Solemn Mass next Sunday 10th July at St Mary's in Warrington, which I will be able to attend and look forward to a joyful celebration.


James' book about his time in Burma.

1 comment:

Jacobi said...

That is good news Father. FSSP and other traditional orders are growing steadily while otherwise the number of priests, and Mass attending Catholics, is just going down.

There are now steady predictions that by the year 2020, traditional priests will outnumber New Mass priests, for instance. in France.