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Tuesday 7 May 2013

Three Saints in Birmingham

Fr Richard took the Deanery Year of Faith pilgrimage to Birmingham on Bank Holiday Monday - to venerate three great saints of our Archdiocese: St Chad, Blessed Dominic Barberi and Blessed John Henry Newman.

The first stop was the Birmingham Oratory:

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The pilgrims then went to St Chad's Cathedral, where the relics of the great Bishop of Lichfield are enshrined:

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Finally they visited Handsworth Convent, designed by Pugin, which was a place where Blessed Dominic Barberi celebrated Mass and heard confessions. This great Apostle of England is our diocesan patron for the Year of Faith.

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