Mother of the Incarnate Christ

A Thanksgiving for the Virgin’s Part in the Scheme of Redemption                                     from an Anglican priest & poet of the early 17th century

For that fair blessed Mother-maid,                                                                                           Whose flesh redeem’d us; That she-Cherubin,                                                                        Which unlock’d Paradise, and made                                                                                             One claim for innocence, and disseiz’d sin,                                                                             Whose womb was a strange heav’n, for there                                                                             God cloath’d Himself, and grew,                                                                                                       Our zealous thanks we pour.  As her deeds were                                                                          Our helps, so are her prayers; nor can she sue                                                                                In vain, who hath such titles unto you.

John Donne 1571-163

our lady

Statue of Our Lady & Child by Sir J N Comper

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About Scott Anderson

Formerly an Anglican priest (ordained 1975) received into the Catholic Church in February 2012, and ordained to the Diaconate on 27th July 2013. I took early retirement, and divide my time between London and northern France. I am deeply committed to the Ordinariate as a gift of the Holy Spirit in the search for unity. Like many Ordinariate members I feel a personal gratitude to Pope Emeritus Benedict, together with loyalty to our Holy Father, Pope Francis. My blog tries to make a small contribution to the growth of the Ordinariate by asking questions (and proposing some answers) about the 'Anglican Patrimony'. I have always been fascinated by the whole issue of growth and decline, and therefore concerned for appropriate means of evangelisation in western Europe. I believe that the Holy Spirit is constantly renewing the People of God and that we must be open to him. My love of music and motorcycles will occasionally surface in my posts. On Saturday 19th October 2013, I was ordained to the Priesthood at Most Precious Blood, Borough, by the Most Revd Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark, for the service of the Ordinariate of our Lady of Walsingham. I continued to serve the Ordinariate group and Parish at Most Precious Blood until the end of 2014. Subsequently, I helped in the care of the Ordinariate Groups at Hemel Hempstead and Croydon, and in the Archdiocese of Southwark, until the beginning of September 2015. With the agreement of my Ordinary, Mgr Keith Newton, the Bishop of Amiens appointed me Administrator of the Parish of Notre Dame des Etangs (Pont Remy) in Picardie, France. This appointment is to last for a year, to give the Bishop the opportunity to assess the future of the parish.
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