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There is no mention of our Lady in the Rule of Benedict. Her name does not come up once and devotion to her does not feature. But then, nor is their any mention in RB of daily Mass, still less Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Is this omission significant?
2 February is Candlemas, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, so perhaps as this month opens with this celebration, we can perhaps consider it here. It is one of the most ancient of the Church’s celebrations, emphasising that our Lord’s family was conforming to the Jewish law that required all first born boys to be presented to God in the Temple forty days after birth.
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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 ...
Registration now open for the 4th International Oblates Congress.
The 4th International Oblates Congress will take place 4-10th November 2017 at the Salesianum just outside ...
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 ...