» On Friday last week BBC South came to Douai to film a short piece on our archives. It is due for broadcast in January.
» Frs Alban and Gabriel spent a rewarding time at the conference in Rome held in part preparation for the next Synod of Bishops, on vocations. Their return was delayed after Fr Gabriel fell ill on the day they were to fly back. Both are now safely back at Douai.
» Last Wednesday a group of clergy for the diocese came for a day of recollection.
» Yesterday Fr Abbot travelled to Stonyhurst College in Lancashire for the opening of the Old Chapel Museum. Lord Alton and many other Catholic notables attended. On the same trip Fr Abbot managed a visit to the brethren at Ormskirk.
» Here at Douai there was also a Jesuit theme, as a number of Jesuits from various countries are on retreat here, and this morning at conventual Mass they renewed their vows.