Monday, April 28, 2008

Traditional Mass at St Anthony of Padua

This Mass marked the 40th Anniversary of the coming into effect of the Abortion Act. It was offered in conjuction with the monthly prayer vigil which takes place outside this church, which happens to be by the entrance of the only place in Oxford where abortions take place, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

The Mass and Witness were particularly well-attended this month. Many thanks to the organiser, Amanda Lewin, to the celebrant, Fr John Saward, and the parish priest of St Anthony's, Fr Aldo Tapparo. It is interesting and heartening to see the Traditional Mass in this modern church.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Juventutem retreat at Douai

During the weekend of the 4th- 6th July Young Catholic Adults will be running a Traditional Retreat at Douai Abbey, the retreat will be led by Br. Christopher Greener who will give a series of talks on St. Benedict. The weekend will be full-board (except for the Sunday lunch). Douai Abbey, situated on high ground in the Berkshire countryside overlooking the beautiful Kennet valley towards the distant Hampshire downs, is within easy reach of London, Reading, Oxford and many places of interest. It provides an ideal setting for quiet reflection, retreats and for conferences.

One of the comments frequently made about Douai is that it offers an environmentand atmosphere of peace and serenity, where the cares of daily life can be left behind.

Places are limited so please book early. YCA will have it’s own area set aside. There will be a social bar available in the evening .

A Marian Procession will take place on Saturday 5th July in the Abbey grounds

Traditional Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 6th July

And see here.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

St Catherine's Trust Family Retreat 2008

I've just come back from this great occasion, and done a long post on the NLM blog here. Here are some pictures.