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    H.R.H. Henri d’Orléans, Count of Paris and Duke of France died
    On this the twenty-first day of January, on the anniversary of the execution of King Louis XVI, His Royal Highness Prince Henri, Count of Paris, Duke of France, Head of the Royal House of France, surrendered...

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    Carol Concert 2018
    Carol Concert this year took place last Saturday at the church of St Catherine Labouré in Lancashire. As ever, the Octavius Choir put on a splendid performance. This year, raising £1,500. Bringing the total for these concerts to £31,500. Thank you...

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    SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
    HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS Epiphany: this word indicates the manifestation of the Lord, who, as Saint Paul tells us in the second reading (cf. Eph 3:6), makes himself known to all the nations, today represented by the Magi. In this way, we...

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    Foreign debt in Africa: a sword of Damocles on millions of poor
    The foreign debt that Sub-Saharan African Countries have accumulated over the past few years is an unresolved issue. After the great abolitionist campaign, promoted on the occasion of the Great Jubilee of 2000,...

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LIFE OF THE ORDER
H.R.H. Henri d’Orléans, Count of Paris and Duke of France died
On this the twenty-first day of January, on the anniversary of the execution of King Louis XVI, His Royal Highness Prince Henri, Count of Paris, Duke of France, Head of the...
read more

CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
Carol Concert 2018
Carol Concert this year took place last Saturday at the church of St Catherine Labouré in Lancashire. As ever, the Octavius Choir put on a splendid performance. This year, raising £1,500. Bringing the total for these ...
read more

CHRISTIANITY
SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS

Epiphany: this word indicates the manifestation of the Lord, who, as Saint Paul tells us in the second reading (cf. Eph 3:6), makes himself known to all the nations...
read more

WORLDWIDE ALERT
Foreign debt in Africa: a sword of Damocles on millions of poor
The foreign debt that Sub-Saharan African Countries have accumulated over the past few years is an unresolved issue. After the great abolitionist campaign, promoted on the oc...
read more


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CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES PRINCIPLESCharity is a virtue that leads us to desire to be a good neighbour. It is an act inspired by love of our neighbour.

Charity is one of the three theological virtues, defined by Saint Paul, along with faith and hope. It is the queen of virtues: the love of God and of the neighbour. Thomas Aquinas went so far as to say that it is the form of all the theological virtues.

The virtue of charity toward ones neighbour can be fulfilled through a work of beneficence, by making a donation, or by alms-giving. This is a private act, motivated by faith. It can be as simple as to decide to offer time, a service, love, money or something else to someone in need.

Acts of charity makes us say “My God, I love you with all my heart, and above all things, because you are infinitely good and infinitely lovable, and I love my neighbour as myself, out of love for you.”


Charity is to love as the Lord loved us.
It is to love unconditionally, without the possibility of being repaid.
Charity is not to pity, it is the willingness to love even our enemies.
The virtue of Charity urges us to do good for the sake of goodness.
The virtue of Charity is linked to that of Hope and Faith.


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