This afternoon Notre Dame Priory celebrated the clothing ceremony of its first four novices, Brother Bede Mary (Tomas Cannavo), Brother Gregory Mary (Alec Hobbs), Brother Joseph Mary (David McMahon) and Brother Bernard Mary (Graham Leach). The community was blessed with the presence of Archbishop Porteous who officiated pontifical Vespers, immediately before the ceremony during which Father Prior imposed the Holy Habit and admitted the new novices. We were joined by around 50 friends who then shared refreshments with us at the house of David and Elisabeth Daintree. Father Prior’s exhortation to the new novices will be found under the “from the Prior” button.
Also, for a very interesting write up by photographer Mishka Gora, see https://mishkagora.wordpress.com/2017/11/25/the-benedictine-option/