|By God’s Grace we are a British, Catholic married couple, committed to living and spreading the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church for the salvation and sanctification of souls.|
In 2004 we completed a 30-day prayer to St. Joseph the Worker, asking him to help us to find the best place to use our gifts and talents in the service of the Church. At the end of the prayer we discerned that we were being called to answer Pope John Paul II’s echo of the Gospel call to ‘Put out into the deep' for the salvation of souls. We realised that we were to travel to America for two years for Alan to complete an MA in Theology and Christian Ministry at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio.
By God's Providence our home had doubled in value during our previous two years of ownership and sold just two hours after being placed on the market! This enabled us to fund our journeys, studies and overseas accommodation.
In Steubenville we were privileged to witness a renaissance of the Catholic Faith amongst many joyful young people who were taking seriously the search for truth and holiness; to be led by prayerful priests with great love and integrity; to live amongst many beautiful families who were striving to follow Christ as His disciples and to raise their children in loving, Christian environments. In Steubenville, we learned a great deal about the centuries-old theological and philosophical roots of the crisis which is undermining Christian civilization.
We were also blessed to learn from men with a great love for Jesus Christ and His Church, including Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Regis Martin, Dr. Alan Schreck and Dr. Michael Sirilla. In the summer of 2005 we enjoyed an amazing retreat at Mother Angelica’s community of sisters in the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama, and the remarkable EWTN base at 5817, Old Leeds Road in Birmingham, Alabama!
At the graduation ceremony in the Franciscan University chapel of Christ the King in 2006, Fr. Terence Henry T.O.R. commissioned all the graduates to take the authentic truth of freedom in Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church, out into a wounded and lost post-modern world.
Since returning to the United Kingdom we have tried to serve Our Blessed Lord by launching and developing the Torch of The Faith apostolate under the patronage of Our Lady of Fatima, St. Joseph the Worker and St. Dominic Savio. During the last decade, God's Grace has led us ever deeper into the Sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church, through the Traditional Latin Mass, prayer and ongoing study.