THE CAUSE OF SAINTHOOD FOR THE BLESSED MARGARET POLE
Tuesday 28 May 6.30pm
St Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne
Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Peter Elliot.
‘Margaret died for the Faith. She was a martyr who died courageously because she was the target of “odium fidei”, hatred of the faith, and that was the judgement of Pope Leo XIII in 1886 when he beatified Margaret Pole, the Countess of Salisbury. (niece to King Richard III) Inspired by her Australian descendant, the Earl of Loudoun, we pray in this Mass that she will be raised to the altars of Holy Church as Saint Margaret Pole. May she pray for us as we gather to promote her just cause.’ – Bishop Peter Elliot.
Leading Opera Soprano, Rada Tochalna, will sing two arias, Ave Maria and Panis Angelicus, as sung by Andrea Bocelli at the recent Royal Wedding.
Dress is lounge suit and after 6.00 wear. Uniforms and Medals are appropriate.
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