Welcome to Radio Maria England
Radio Maria England is a Christian voice in your home, broadcasting Christian music, prayer and teaching, on digital radio (in Cambridge and London) and online.
Radio Maria England is based in Cambridge but will also be broadcasting from around England.
We are a member of the World Family of Radio Maria.
Virtual Volunteer Meeting:
Thursday, 21 January, 2021, 7:30pm
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A Guiding Star. New Year Letter for Listeners
On Radio Maria, in addition to the daily liturgy, the Mass and our scheduled programmes, we play a great variety of songs, hymns and concerts and we try to follow the liturgical year with our music. Many people enjoy our eclectic choices and we all probably have our favourites. I am very fond of Italian Renaissance and among my favourite composers is Palestrina who was composing his sacred music during the upheavals of the Reformation. Palestrina’s setting of the Antiphon Alma Redemptoris Mater is sung during this season at Compline and Lauds. It is a hymn to the loving Mother of our Saviour. Saint John Henry Newman was also fond of this hymn which he translated from its original Latin which includes the line: ‘Star of the deep, and portal of the sky’. This is Mary as Stella Maris (star of the sea) or ‘Morning Star’. Just as this star announces the coming of the day and appears to reflect the light of the sun, Mary appeared on the horizon of salvation history before Christ and shows us the way to Him. Stella Maris is also one of the Catholic mission agencies that we have partnered with this year. Its other name is the Apostleship of the Sea. Stella Maris emphasises Mary’s role as the ‘guiding star’ that leads us to Christ.
We are Radio Maria and the Blessed Virgin Mary is our inspiration and our guide and, as Radio Maria, we seek to be an inspiration and guide for others, helping them discover Christ.
Mother of Christ! Hear thou thy people’s cry,/ Star of the deep, and portal of the sky!/ Mother of him who thee from nothing made,/ Sinking we strive, and call to thee for aid:/ Oh, by that joy which Gabriel brought to thee,/ Thou Virgin, first and last, let us thy mercy see. Fr Sam
Volunteers Needed: Live Broadcasting of Masses and Prayers during evenings and weekends at the RME Studio. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you would like to be trained and help lend a hand.
- New: Please read Father Sam’s New Year Letter for Volunteers
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