Fawley Court

Fawley Court
Oxon RG9 3AE

The name" Fawley Court" comes from the Old English word for fallow deer, which at one time roamed this country in great herds. In 1953, Fawley Court with its vast gardens was purchased by the Congregation of Marian Fathers. Over the years, it has been completely restored and is now a splendid example of British heritage. Here, they operate a school for boys and a historic museum. There is also St. Anna' s Church, which was paid for by Prince Stanislav A. Radziwill and built on the grounds.

Fawley Court, the Congregation of Marian Fathers' Residence

The museum is perhaps the most interesting part of Fawley Court because it houses various collections of Polish treasures. There are exhibits of military objects from the Battle of Vienna (1683), a collection of Polish sabres, the original copy of Laski' s Code of Laws from 1506, several documents bearing the seals and signatures of many Polish kings, rare maps as well as a 16th-Century Bible printed especially for Prince Radziwill. There is a section dedicated to the Polish Army, Navy and Air Force association with the Allied Forces between 1939 and 1945. All these exhibits are housed in reconstructed 12th and 13th-Century Norman-style interiors. In all, the museum has one of the best collections of military treasures outside of Poland. The Marian Fathers cordially invite you to visit their historical house and Polish museum at Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, England, telephone (0491) 574-917.

For those travelling to English-speaking countries this summer, we print a few basic prayers which you might find helpful.

In the Name of the Father, the Son
and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.