Friday, 14 October 2011

Bishop Ordains Cathusian Monk to the Priesthood

Bishop Kieran annoints Dom Gregory's hands with Chrism

Bishop Kieran recently ordained Dom Gregory a priest at St Hugh’s Charterhouse at Parkminster, Cowfold, Sussex. This was the first priestly ordination at the monastery in 35 years. The ordination took place in the small extern Chapel attached to the Charterhouse so that members of Dom Gregory’s family from Canada could attend alongside the monastic community. Bishop Kieran was joined by Rt Rev Richard Moth, Bishop of the Forces, together with sixteen other priests from the monastery and elsewhere. Dom Gregory will minister as a priest in the monastery.

St Hugh’s Chaterhouse, which was founded in 19th century and has the largest monastic cloister in Europe, is home to a community of Fathers and Brothers who live within the monastic enclosure dedicated to a life of prayer and contemplation. Each of the monastic community has their own small dwelling on two levels where they live, work, eat, sleep and pray. They come together as a community to pray the divine office several times a day in the main Church including once a day at Midnight for two hours to sing the Office of Vigils whilst the world sleeps.

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1 comment:

  1. Why not Ad Orientem? or was it actually Ad Orientem?