For us at the Sevenoaks Ordinariate group tomorrow is an important day. Not only is it the feast day of St Anselm, Bp & Doctor; it is also our first anniversary since we became Catholics in the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. What a year of blessings and adjustments it has been! We are still discovering the joys of being Catholics and finding our way how to live our charism, a gift that the Holy Spirit has granted us through the Church in the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus.
As a group we are looking forward to see the ways and paths in which we will be directed, so tomorrow is not only a day of thanksgiving but above all a day of prayer, as we renew our trust in the Risen Lord with joy.
What better way to celebrate this then the ordination to the Sacred Priesthood of Deacon James Bradley.
We wish Deacon Bradley, and Deacon Daniel Lloyd, all the blessings from heaven as they will be conformed to Christ the Eternal High Priest tomorrow in London at 10am. We surround them by our prayers as they become priests forever!
Ad Multos Annos James and Daniel, we know that you will be richly blessed and that we, and so many others, shall be blessed through you.