By Mary Ann Mueller
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- The evening started with the sustained reverberating echo of the bell emanating forth from Our Lady of Walsingham's bell tower calling that Catholic Anglican Use congregation to communal Evening Prayer. A hush fell over the assembling flock. The silence grew more profound as the deepening darkness was gathering with each low-pitched resonating sound of the bell eventually turning the jeweled stained glass windows into blackened geometric shapes. Choir candles were lit on Our Lady of Walsingham's gold-laced reredo, leaving the Eucharistic wicks flameless. Silently two Catholic saints from the English Reformation struggle, St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher -- both depicted in their distinctive 16th Century English garb, watch as preparations are made for the recitation of Evening Prayer from the Book of Divine Worship...
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Photos courtesy of Margaret Pichon
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