Skip to main content

FRATERNITY OF OUR LADY DE SALVE REGINA

A Fraternity was founded in 1343 for the purpose of singing the hymn Salve Regina - a practice that was repeated in a number of other churches of medieval London.  

 Records of neighbouring churches show that they  too observe this practice with entries in several wills leaving money and property for the  purpose. 

 Here at St. Magnus the image  took the form of the Salutation of the Virgin by the Archangel Gabriel. Subscriptions of the      members      were devoted towards the five candles that were  burnt before the statue during the singing of the hymn. Further allotments of  money  were  used to provide altar cloths, plate and  other accessories for the maintenance of the chapel.

 The architect of Westminster Hall, Henry Yevele, left in his will money to maintain a lamp that was to burn perpetually in front of the  statue. Yevele, who died in 1400, was buried in the  nearby chapel. At the time of the Reformation in the 16th century the Fraternity was  dissolved, and not reformed again until 1922. Currently  [May 2017]  there are some 43 members.  The hymn with petitioning prayers  is said or sung after the Eucharist throughout the year. The Fraternity's badge is shown in the stained glass window at the East end of the  North wall of  the church above the reredos of the Lady Chapel altar.

Welcome to four new members - John in Southend, Father Richard and Eileen in London and Laurie in NSW Australia.

Five wax candles were burnt in honour of the Five Joys of Mary: 1 The Annunciation St. Luke i, 26-38 2 The Visitation St. Luke i, 39-56 3 The Birth of Our Lord Jesus     Christ St. Luke ii, 1-19 4 The Presentation in the Temple St. Luke ii, 22- 39 5 The Finding in the Temple St. Luke ii, 41-51 As recited in the Rosary.

Salve Regina

"Salve Regina, Mater misericordiae, vita, dulcedo et spes nostra, salve. Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Hevae. Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle. Eia ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuos misericordes oculosad nos converte. Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exsilium ostende. O clemens, o pia, o dulcis Virgo Maria".

"Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy; hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary".]

Mysteries of Light of the Rosary may be used on the 31st day of the month. 

The pattern suggested is -

January -       Christ's baptism in the Jordan (Mark 1: 9-11).

March -         Christ's self revelation at the marriage at Cana (John2: 1-11).

May -            Christ's proclamation of the kingdom of God (Mark 1:14 & 15).

July -            Christ's transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8).

August -       Christ's institution of the Eucharist (Luke 22:14-23).

October -     as January.

December -  as March. 

 

SPECIAL NOTICES & EVENTS FOR 2017

On Saturday the 7th October, the Fraternity plus some other guests, had the great privilege of a private conducted pilgrimage to the Charterhouse, in the City of London.

The Charterhouse is a former Carthusian monastery in London, located between Barbican and Smithfield Market, and to the north of what is now Charterhouse Square. Since the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century the site has served as a private mansion, a boys’ school and an almshouse, which it remains to this day.

The building was formally known as Sutton’s Hospital in Charterhouse, and is a registered charity (number 207773).

Just after 11.00am, Fr Brook Lunn led us all on a silent tour of devotion through the gardens and the cloister, then stopping at various stations for prayers and silent devotion.

The pilgrimage ended with said Mass and Salve devotions in the Charterhouse Chapel.

After the pilgrimage, many of the group enjoyed lunch at the Barbican Côte Brasserie.

We are most indebted to the members of Charterhouse who made this visit possible and offer our sincere thanks.

-------------------------------------------------------------- 

ANNUAL REQUIEM MASS -  12:30pm on FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2017

------------------------------------------------------------

If you wish to participate in any of these events, you will need to apply for membership.

--------------------------------------------------------------

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Robert Norwood, a member of the Fraternity, who died on July 26th.

       ------------------------------------------------------------

 Please use the following information to apply:

 Print and complete the following membership application:

 FRATERNITY OF OUR LADY DE SALVE REGINA

 To the Warden of the Fraternity, c/o St Magnus the Martyr Church, Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6DN

 Name: Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms/Dr/Revd/Other 

 Address:

 

 Post Code:

 Telephone: Landline:                                  Mobile:

 eMail:                                     @

 I hereby apply for membership of the Fraternity and enclose my cheque for £...............

 Payable to the Fraternity of Our Lady de Salve Regina (or complete Standing Order Mandate below).

 Signature:                                                                Date:

       

       THE CHURCH OF ST MAGNUS THE MARTYR  

Charity No. 1130590

Fraternity of Our Lady de Salve Regina

Lower Thames Street

London EC3R 6DN

STANDING ORDER MANDATE

Your Bank …………………………………………………………………………………………

Bank address ……………………………………………………………………………........

………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Your Bank A/c No ………………………………  Sort Code ….…. - …….. - ……..

Please pay, until further notice, the sum of £ …………(amount in words) ........................................

on …………….20.…….  and each year hereafter on …… day of ………………… until further notice, to

The Fraternity de Salve Regina account, St Magnus PCC, at HSBC, 1-3 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 3AQ.

Sort Code: 40-02-31   Account Number: 11488007

Title ………   First Name(s)……………………………………………….  Surname …………………

Home address ……………………………………………………………………..………………………..

…………………………………………………………………………………… Post Code ………………..

Date …………………………….   Signature …………………………………………………….

This mandate cancels any previous monthly standing order instruction in favour of the Fraternity of Our Lady de Salve Regina Account.

 **Please send completed forms and cheque payment to: The Salve Warden, The Church of St Magnus the Martyr, Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6DN**

GIFT AID DECLARATION:

Please treat as Gift Aid donations all qualifying gifts of money made from the date of this declaration and in the past four years. I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6th April to 5th April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities (including churches) and Community Amateur Sports Clubs that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 25p of tax on very £1 that I give.

 

Donors signature:  ..............................................................................

Date: .............................................

 

Please notify the Fraternity of Our Lady de Salve Regina if you later want to cancel this declaration, you changeyou address or if you no longer pay sufficient tax.

======================================================================================================

Further enquiries regarding applications may be may by contacting the Warden, Mrs Ann Neely, by email:

neely@baconsctc.co.uk