Pope mentions Tyburn during Hyde Park sermon

Pope Benedict has mentioned the Tyburn martyrs during his sermon at the Hyde Park prayer vigil.

Several tv commentators also pointed out that the prayer vigil was very near Tyburn where the gallows stood. Tyburn takes its name from the stream feeding The Serpentine.

The Tyburn Convent on the north side of Hyde Park recalls the martyrs and has perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

The chapel is open from 6.30am to 8.30pm daily.

The Pope’s address had a John Henry Newman theme as His Holiness looked to the next day’s beatification. Cardinal Newman knew the site of the convent in Hyde Park Place having visited when it was the home of Tractarian James Hope-Scott.

See page 196.

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