|The Catenians are a Brotherhood of men
who practise the Catholic faith which guides all that
they seek to do. They have pledged themselves to a bond
of fraternal love which links them to each other.
'Catena' is Latin for a chain, and the title 'Catenians'
exemplifies the continuity of the Brotherhood throughout
Catenianism stems from the practice of perfect charity whence flows all that is noble in men. The Brothers strive to help one another as far as they may to happiness and prosperity, and should a Brother suffer misfortune their concern is to aid him in full measure. The Brothers are proudly Catholic and as a Brotherhood are non-political. They do not allow quarrelling to mar their meetings, nor do they tolerate excesses in behaviour. The Brothers seek to observe faithfully the obligations of life, to be charitable in judgment, forbearing in temper and slow to condemn. They strive, if husbands, to be loving and trustworthy; if fathers, mindful of the moral and material well-being of their children and dependants; as sons, dutiful and considerate; as friends, steadfast and true. Brothers and their families meet socially to provide opportunities for the development of friendship and mutual support. As men of honour the Brothers pledge themselves to discharge in spirit and deed their obligations, to strive to strengthen the fraternal love which animates the Brotherhood, and to aid and comfort a Brother in difficulty or need. In this endeavour they rely always on the help of God, and pray to Saints Peter and Paul, and to St Thomas More, for strength of purpose.
The Cambridge Circle of the Catenian Association meets once a month in Cambridge for discussion and dinner, and once a month at a local hostelry for chat and lunch with their wives and visitors. There are a number of other social events, organised at local, Provincial and National level.
The Association supports charitable and other good works in a number of ways. Bursaries are available to young people who undertake voluntary work in the Third World. Funds are raised for the project to provide clean water in Africa. At local level Catenians are active in their parishes, supporting Parish Priests and fellow parishioners.
Above all we seek always to strengthen family life through friendship and faith. If you feel attracted to what we have to offer you will be very welcome to visit us, dine with us, and sample our Catenian way of life.
Call Membership Officer Peter Andrews on 01954 267518
to learn more.
|Catenian Head Office||Provincial Diary|
|Agenda for next meeting (preceded by AGM)|
Wednesday, 23rd April 2014
Prior Booking Advisable!!!
|Snippets 156||Parishes:||Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church, Cambridge|
|Snippets 155||Sacred Heart Catholic Church, St Ives|
|Snippets 154||St Thomas of Canterbury & the English Martyrs, Royston|
|Snippets 153||St Lawrence's Church, Cambridge|
|Snippets 152||Snippets 167||Letter from Grand Secretary re Chesham Place sale and Rule changes|
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|Snippets 150||Snippets 165||Vizion newsletter edition 10|
|Snippets 149||Snippets 164||Vizion newsletter edition 9|
|Snippets 148||Snippets 163||Vizion newsletter edition 8|
|Snippets 147||Snippets 162||Vizion newsletter edition 7|
|Snippets 146||Snippets 161||Vizion newsletter edition 6|
|Snippets 145||Snippets 160||Vizion newsletter edition 3|
|Snippets 144||Snippets 159||Vizion newsletter edition 2|
|Snippets 143||Snippets 158||Vizion newsletter edition 1|
|Circle Council notice: Next meeting:|
|Who are the Catenians.pdf|