Written by T.S. Westbrook

Published by Augustine Publishing Company 1987, booklet, paperback, 34 pages.

The author covers three important aspects of medieval parish life which show how deeply the soul of England was Catholic before the Reformation.

Firstly, the flourishing religious guilds arose spontaneously to tackle whatever were the pressing needs of the moment.

Secondly, the equally popular Corpus Christi guilds were founded “to do honour and reverence to the Sacred Body of Our Lord” by celebrating the Feast with all solemnity and splendour.

And thirdly, the gifts lavished on altar and church demonstrated the strong spirit of Eucharistic devotion throughout the country.

A valuable insight into the true spirit of medieval England.