Festivals/Seasons & Holy Days

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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Br Finnian SSF – a new Novice for SSF

On Saturday 17th December our Postulant Michael Kenny was admitted to the Novitiate taking the name of Finnian (after the 5th Century St Finnian of Clonard who is accredited with being one of the founders of Irish Monasticism). He will remain in Alnmouth Friary for the present before moving to Glasshampton in the New Year. We hope that two men will come in the early New Year to begin the process of discernment within SSF.

Br Finnian’s habit resting on the Altar.

Br Finnian with the Rev’ds Pat and Martin Gilham TSSF

Br Finnian with Br Benedict (the Minister Provincial) and Br Amos (the Novice Guardian)

Br Anselm’s 60th Anniversary of Profession

On the 8th of December the Community celebrated Br Anselm’s 60th Anniversary of Profession. Br Anselm (who was Headmaster at Hooke School and then Minister Provincial) has served in many different places including Cambridge (where he was Vicar of St Benet’s), on a council estate in Birmingham and in the East end of London. He now exercises a much valued Ministry of Spiritual Direction and is resident in the Monastery at Glasshampton.

The Eucharist was Celebrated by the Bishop of Worcester (Dr John Inge) and attended by many of Br Anselm’s friends after which there was a Feast in the Refectory.