Festivals/Seasons & Holy Days

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Benedict writes


On 19th March 2017, Brother Donald will celebrate the 60th anniversary of his Profession in Vows, an event achieved by so few of us! We hope to mark this event in an appropriate way in consultation with Donald.

Donald has been a very active brother over the years, experiencing the early days of SSF in Papua New Guinea, and on his return to the UK led many missions, was an accomplished preacher, and a manic driver as he rushed from place to place! For many years he was a prison chaplain, but in all his active ministry he was a zealous evangelist. He eventually settled down to live in Plaistow at 85 Crofton Road and although he has reached the age of 91 he still hasn’t lost the fervour, making a number of local people Companions of the Society or encouraging them to look to the Third Order, and a more recent joy was to bring Vincent, who lived also with the brothers at 85 Crofton Road, to the Christian faith. Donald baptised Vincent and encouraged him in his faith journey to ask to test his vocation in the First Order of SSF.

Many of us will have our own memories of Donald but some of his reflections he published in a booklet about his life as a friar, which may be obtained from Hilfield Friary.