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Mid-Autumn News

Douai Abbey: The Monastery of St Edmund, King & Martyr
Published in News · 4 November 2019
» On 30 October a group of twenty EBC monks and nuns came to participate in a leadership course led by Carol Vanstone. They were joined by Archabbot Jeremias Schroder of the German St Ottilien Benedictine Congregation and six of his monks.

» Two groups, from the Friends of Reading Abbey and from Reading Museum, were taken on guided tours of the monastery library on 29 and 31 October.

» The arrival of cold and truly autumnal weather has seen the resident community resume the wearing of cowls in the abbey church for the offices and Mass from 31 October.

» On All Souls, the abbot blessed the monastic graves in torrential rain and heavy wind.

- 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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