Totus Tuus - To Jesus through Mary.

To impel the beauty of the new evangelization – this is the charism of the Heralds of the Gospel; Its founder, Monsignor João Dias explains."The Heralds of the Gospel is a private association of faithful with a very special charism based essentially on three points: the Eucharist, Mary and the Pope."

The Heralds of the Gospel are an International Association of the Faithful of Pontifical Right, the first to be established by the Holy See in the third millennium, during a ceremony which occurred during the feast of the Chair of St. Peter (February 22) in 2001.

The Heralds of the Gospel strive to be instruments of holiness in the Church by encouraging close unity between faith and life, and working to evangelize particularly through art and culture. Their apostolate, which differs depending upon the environments in which they work, gives pride of place to parish animation, evangelizing families, providing catechetical and cultural formation to young people, and disseminating religious Iiterature.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


Date: Sat, May 26th, 2012 6:00:00 pm

Location: St Leonard's Chapel, Farleigh Hungerford Castle, Nr Bath  BA2 7RS


Mass at St Leonard's Chapel, Farleigh Castle in honour of Blessed Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury with an address by Lucy Beckett.
There is no need to book for this event.

For further details contact Dom Gervase Murray-Bligh on 01761 235144.

Born at Farleigh Castle 1473, Margaret was the daughter of George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence. The font in the Castle Chapel where she was baptised was symbolically decorated with white roses for the Plantagenet family and honeysuckle.  A portrait in the National Gallery depicts Margaret holding a sprig of honeysuckle.

Margaret married at 18 to Sir Richard Pole and had five children. Her son Cardinal Reginald Pole became Archbishop of Canterbury.  Leading a quiet life of a noble woman of her time Margaret was involved in the education of Mary Tudor and opposed the King’s plans regarding Mary’s legitimacy.  The writings of her son, Cardinal Pole and his opposition to King Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell put his family in danger. Margaret suffered persecution for her faith and her views.  She was executed at the Tower of London in 1541 and beatified by Pope Leo XIII 1886.

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