» The Triduum and Easter liturgies were well attended this year. On the down side the last fortnight has not been brilliant for monastic health, with several of the brethren going down with colds and infections.
» These past few days Fr Louis has been particularly unwell, and today he was somewhat worse. Please keep him in your prayers at ths time. Fr Alban is also very much under the weather.
» Today was the Solemnity of St Benedict, transferred from 21 March whch this year fell in Holy Week. We had the usual pontifical liturgies, and at vespers tonight the newly restored Malvern cope was used for the first time since it was repaired thanks to the generosity of benefactors. You can read more about it in the next edition of The Douai Magazine, which is due to arrive from the printers imminently.
Tomorrow Frs Abbot and Hugh travel to Belmont Abbey for the annual EBC History Symposium. This year one of the talks will be on Dom Romanus Bilsborrow OSB, a Douai monk who was the first archbishop of Cardiff.