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The December readings from the Rule of St Benedict include some of my favourite chapters. Re-reading chapters 50 to 73 recently, I was struck by a theme running through these chapters which I had not noticed before – the constant movement of people from one place to another. Perhaps I was affected by the regular news items on the waves of people moving across Europe in a desperate search for peace, stability and a reasonable standard of living. Whatever the reason, I felt some surprise at identifying this theme – most of us associate the Benedictine way of life with seclusion and stability.
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7th National Retreat for Benedictine Oblates at Douai Abbey 24-26 March 2017
Ten team members met at Ealing Abbey Saturday 26th November. They were joined by two Oblate Directors, Fr Gervase (Douai) and Fr Timothy Gorham (Ealing). Fr Edward Linton ...
The 4th World Congress of Benedictine Oblates will take place 4-10 November 2017 at the Salesianum just outside Rome. Preparations are in full swing, coordinated by Fr Edward ...
There has been a need for a prayer circle for some time to allow oblates from many different locations, and with varying degrees of health and fitness, perhaps unable to ...