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Lent Begins

Douai Abbey: The Monastery of St Edmund, King & Martyr
7 March 2022
» On Monday 28 March, the beginning of the two-day celebration of Carnival, the community enjoyed a late morning, with Morning Office at 8am and Mass at midday. There were the traditional panckes the next day, Shrove Tuesday.

» The committee of the Douai Foundation, which helps international Benedictiine educational projects, met by Zoom on Shrove Tuesday.

» On Ash Wednesday the coventual Mass saw the use of the Roman method of imposing the ashes, out of prudence regarding Covid. This method sees the ashes sprinkled on the top of the head, not inscribed as a cross on the forehead.

» The first meeting of the recently-formed EBC incorporated parishes’ committee met by Zoom on 1 March and discussed future policy. Its members are Abbot Geoffrey, Fr  Richard Simons of Belmont, and Fr Hugh, who acts as secretary,

» The Webmaster will be away from his computer until the end of March, so there will be no updates of this page. HOWEVER, any breaking important news or updates will be announced via our new Twitter account, @DouaiMonks. Our Twitter feed appears on the homepage here, but if you are already on Twitter it may be easier just to follow us there.

- 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)
*No public Compline on Sundays/Holy Days
Douai Abbey
Upper Woolhampton
Reading, Berkshire
RG7 5TQ, United Kingdom

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