Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Fatima centenary is a major moment for the Church in England and Wales

This is an article which appeared in the Catholic Herald “Comments & Blogs” section on the preparations being made by WAF England and Wales for the Centenary year of the Fatima apparitions, that is next year, 2017.


It gives information about the proposed Vistitation programme for the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the relics of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco, which will be taking place in Cathedrals and churches aroudn the country next year.

It also mentions the letter written to WAF England and Wales national president, Timothy Tindal-Robertson, dated October 31, 2014, in which Bishop Mark O’Toole of Plymouth approved of the World Apostolate of Fatima England and Wales, saying he was, “particularly pleased to be able to affirm the work that you are doing to promote the regular saying of the Rosary, particularly in family life … I will continue to pray for the success of the World Apostolate of Fatima in this country. Thank you for all that you do”.

Likewise, the “Day with Our Lady of Fatima” at St Francis of Assisi church in Handsworth, Birmingham, on Saturday June 4, when Bishop Robert Byrne will preside, is mentioned, as is the Fatima weekend is scheduled for June 10-12 at Pantasaph Friary in North Wales. It also highlights the WAF National Pilgrimage to Fatima, which flies from Heathrow, and for which places are still available, which takes place between July 7 and July 14, with Fr Gerard Kelly as Spiritual Director, Timothy Tindal-Robertson as Leader, and Mike Daley as Pilgrimage organiser.

You can read the full article here:

The Fatima centenary is a major moment for the Church in England and Wales


Chavagnes Studium Summer Conference 2016

virgin_maryThe Virgin Mary in liturgy, literature and life

2nd, 3rd and 4th August 2016,
Chavagnes International College, Chavagnes en Paillers, France. (Near Nantes airport, free lifts available).

Speakers include: Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Ferdi McDermott, Father Mark Lawler, Father Jason Jones, and Father Bede Rowe.

A conference on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the death of St Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort

“When will souls breathe Mary, as much as bodies breathe air?” (St Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort)

Conference delegates should plan to arrive on 1st August and depart on 5th or 6th. Various types of accommodation are available at reasonable cost (evening of Monday 1st August to morning of Friday 5th August).  All meals are provided by our in-house French chef.

Final details are still being confirmed, but here is the provisional PROGRAMME:

You can reserve your place online there and also email the College with any queries:

More details can be seen here: