Constance Watson

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September 04, 2020
2,000 artefacts shed light on the devotion of a recusant household
August 19, 2020
Over two thousand artefacts dating back to the 15th century have been uncovered under the floorboards of the attic at Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk. The secret stash is thought to have been hidden by recusant Catholics practising the Catholic faith after it was outlawed by Elizabeth I in 1558. The finds include a 15th-century gold
August 06, 2020
We know relatively little about Covid-19, but some studies have concluded that it is especially likely to be spread via singing – a possibility which has had serious consequences for choirs. Official Government guidelines relating to the safe uses of places of worship during the pandemic have advised “there should be no group singing inside
July 22, 2020
It is a treasured place for fiction lovers: the house in the village of Chawton, Hampshire, where Jane Austen lived for the last eight years of her life, from 1809 to 1817, and wrote some of her best-known novels. But last month the house, now a museum, was threatened with permanent closure due to the
July 16, 2020
When 19-year-old Courtney told her family that she had been called to religious life, they were, in her words, “not the happiest”. “They think I’m throwing out my potential for a really successful career,” she tells the Catholic Herald. It’s a big undertaking, particularly for a young woman in the 21st century. In addition to
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