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Yesterday a peahen appeared around the monastery buildings. She loitered outside the calefactory during our recreation, and after Compline was found waiting patiently at the outside door to the calefactory, with a look of slightly aggrieved expectancy.


Also, Fr Gabriel gave the ducklings, now racing headlong  into adolescence, their first night outdoors. They are getting to the size and noisiness when they will prosper in the wilds of the monks' garden. Last night's wind and rain gave them quite an introduction to al fresco living.




 DIVINE OFFICE & MASS
- All services are in the abbey church -
0620 - Matins & Lauds (English)
0745 - Weekday Conventual Mass
(1100 - Sunday Conventual Mass)
1250 - Midday Office (English)
1800 - Vespers (Latin Gregorian Chanrt)
2000 - Compline (English, Weds in Latin)
-No public Compline on Sundays/Holy Days-
LOCATION
Douai Abbey
Upper Woolhampton
Reading, Berkshire
RG7 5TQ, United Kingdom

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