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Monthly Archives: December 2015

First Profession at Alnmouth

Br Michael Jacob made his Profession in First Vows at a Eucharist held in Alnmouth Friary today. Br Benedict (the Minister Provincial) Celebrated the Eucharist and received Michael Jacob’s vows and Br John (the Guardian of Alnmouth) preached. To mark Br Michael Jacob’s Profession the Novice Rope with its one knot was replaced with the Traditional three knotted rope.

The Eucharist was attended by over seventy people many of whom had travelled a considerable distance to be with Michael Jacob. We were particularly pleased to welcome members of his family from Wales.


Br Benedict receives Br Michael Jacob’s vows


Br Michael Jacob’s Novice rope is removed.

At the reception afterwards...

At the reception afterwards…

London Climate March

Paris-delegation-2015_opt_full_storysixtyOn Saturday 29th November four Brothers (Edmund, Hugh Micael Christoffer and Robert) marched from Hyde Park Corner to Westminster with over 50,000 others on the London Climate march on the even of the UN Paris Climate conference. We met many fellow Christians especially from CAFOD and Tear Fund. The CAFOD website says:

‘On the eve of the Paris climate talks, 570,000 people took to the streets in 175 countries to show world leaders that reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change is urgent.

‘For the love of future generations to a passion for people living in poverty, our supporters were united in faith and solidarity, holding placards with quotes from Pope Francis’ message on climate change.

‘The march kicked off with an interfaith service at Westminster Synagogue where over 200 campaigners from Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist traditions reflected on the issues which unite them, and re-committed themselves to caring for creation, for our neighbours and to tackling climate change.

‘It ended with a rally outside the Houses of Parliament, with Charlotte Church and other celebrities expressing their support for the climate movement.’