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Douai Abbey: The Monastery of St Edmund, King & Martyr
Published by HSK in News · 6 November 2017
» After a week which saw three separate English Benedictine Congregation meetings held in quick succession at Douai, things have settled back to a more normal pitch. We were fortunate to have all the novice masters and mistresses here to celebrate both All Saints and All Souls, the latter with its blessing of the community graves. The Abbot President Christopher Jamison visited for two of the meetings.

» Our recent monastic experience weekend went well, and we are still awaiting a better idea of what fruit it may have borne. We hope next year to run an "alongsider programme" at Douai, and some of the monastic experience weekenders have expressed interest in this. More food for prayer.

» One of our ancillary staff, Graham Giles, turned 50 last Friday, and the community threw a small surprise party for him. He has been with us for 3 decades already, and is trusted as if he were a member of the monastic community. Ad multos annos!

» Yesterday Fr Hugh sang Mass at Wardour Castle, which is an important part of English recusant heritage and its chapel is actively used for Catholic worship to this day.

- 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-
Douai Abbey
Upper Woolhampton
Reading, Berkshire
RG7 5TQ, United Kingdom

Visitor Enquiries: 0118 9715 399

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