Brisbane Oratory News
The men of Frassati Milites Mariae and the Fathers and Brothers of the Oratory meet once a month for dinner for building up community and fraternity amongst Catholic men. The evening consists of good conversation, steak, beer, a short fervarino, ending with Compline.
This week a number of people were invested with the Brown Scapular, a devotion to Our Lady and a constant reminder of placing ourselves under her care. Our Lady promised that she would save from the fires of Hell those who wear the Brown Scapular with devotion. Those are who wear the Brown Scapular also share in all the spiritual benefits of the Carmelite Order.
Join us for our Lenten Oratorio as we reflect with music on the sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary with one of Pergolesi’s most celebrated sacred works – his Stabat Mater. At Mary Immaculate Church. All are welcome. Please book on our booking website.
On Tuesday 9 March we commemorated the Feast of S Frances of Rome who was guided by an angel with a lantern as she walked along dark roads. She is the Patron Saint of automobile drivers. As is done in Rome on this day, all were invited to the carpark that evening to have their cars blessed.
Today we have the St Blaise blessing of throats with candles for protection from throat ailments and other illnesses. This is a custom that goes back to the eighth century. St Blaise was a Bishop and martyr who was known for his miracles of healing.