LIBERA ME, Domine, Iesu Christe, ab omnibus iniquitatis meis et universis malis,
fac me tuis semper inhærere mandatis et a te numquam separari permittas. Amen.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Cor . . .

Well, the date of the Marriage Ceremony of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton has been released today, and is to be Friday 29th April 2011 in Westminster Abbey . . .

. . . which is going to give us what - as far as I can see, anyway - must be going to be the most astonishing 'holiday period' around Easter that has ever happened : because the previous Sunday, 24th April, will be Easter Day, which means that not only will be the usual four-day holiday period there, but there will then (I assume) be the holiday on Friday 29th April, which will presumably be followed by the usual 'First Monday in May' off on Monday 2nd May . . .

What fun that will all be . . . especially as 29th April is also the Feast of S. Catherine of Siena, who is not only a very important person religiously (being amongst other things a Doctor of the Church and a Patroness of Europe), but who was also a Lay Dominican . . . so a particularly good day for those of us with loving connections to the Order of Preachers.

I'm sure it's all going to be very interesting for all sorts of reasons : but in any event, let us keep HRH Prince William and Miss Middleton in our prayers.


  1. It promises to be a very exciting and busy time! A small correction - I believe Easter Day is Sunday 24th April.

  2. Most kind to point out that I had made a howler . . . now corrected !