Catholic Herald Reporter ALL the bishops of England and Wales have given their enthusiastic support to the proposal that a National Novena to the martyrs should take place in every parish before Martyrs' Sunday, July 14.
All bishops have given permission for evening Mass or Benediction each evening of the novena. I,etters are being sent out this week from the Office of the Vice Postulation giving details to all parishes and convents of England and Wales.
One alleged miraculous cure has been officially submitted for the consideration of the Sacred Congregation of Rites following a legal process held in the diocese of Salford last year. Several other such cures are being investigated unofficially.
"As soon as it is possible to make official submission of a second cure to the Congregation, we shall", said the Vice-Postulators this week, "he able to say that we are entering on the final stages before canonisation".
Intentions of the Novena will be: The speedy canonisation of the Forty Martyrs; the Conversion of England and Wales, and for the sick of the parish.
Bishop Petit of Mcnevia asks prayers for his sister who is ill.
Bishop Wall of Brentwood has submitted to the Sacred Congregation of Rites. Collect, Secret and Postcommunion prayers for the liturgical commemoration of HI. Nicholas Owen in the Brentwood Diocese on his feastday, March 1