Monday, 31 October 2016

Good News! Fifty people Attend Young Catholic Adult weekend at Douai Abbey 28th- 30th October 2016



Fifty people from all over the country attended the Young Catholic Adult weekend,  in conjunction with the Scola Gregoriana of Cambridge,  at Douai Abbey 28th- 30th October. There was a Solemn High Mass on Saturday with Fr. Thomas Crean O.P., as celebrant, Canon Vianney Poucin de Wouilt ICKSP as Deacon and Dom. Christopher Greener O.S.B., as Sub-Deacon; followed by a Marian Procession around the grounds of the Abbey.

On Sunday, Fr. Thomas Crean celebrated a Dominican Rite Sung Mass. There were also 3 catechetical talks on "Prayer and the Spiritual Life," there were also Rosaries, two sessions of confessions, Vespers, Confessions and socials!

More photos can be found at:- 

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Monastery of Norcia Destroyed by Earthquake

From Rorate Coeli:-

After several earthquakes this year, and the strongest in almost forty years this morning, the Basilica of Saint Benedict in his birthtown of Nursia (Norcia) collapsed today. The monks (and lay people) are thankfully safe.


There were damages in several places throughout central Italy, and even in the Basilica of St. Paul, in Rome .

 H/t: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-collapse-of-basilica-of-st-benedict.html.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

How to get to Douai Abbey - Directions




For those coming to the Young Catholic Adults weekend 28th-30th Oct please see directions below:-

Address

Douai Abbey
Upper Woolhampton

Reading

Berkshire, RG7 5TQ
How to get there
Douai Abbey is situated 1 mile north of the A4 about half way between Reading and Newbury in Berkshire.
The turn off the A4 is about 6 miles from M4 Junction 12.
By rail the nearest station is called MIDGHAM, but it is actually in Woolhampton village.

To Walk
You will need to leave the station and head towards the centre of Woolhampton village, when you reach the main road, turn left and walk c. 50 yards until you reach the "The Falmouth Arms"; turn right here, then walk up WOOLHAMPTON HILL which is then signposted to Douai Abbey. Pass Elstree School (right) and St Peter's Church (right) and on up to a T-junction. Turn left past the Thatched Cottage (on left), and then after 800 yards is the DOUAI ABBEY Entrance. It takes about 15 mins to walk from the station.
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From Reading on the A4:
At roundabout after dual carriageway, continue on A4 towards Newbury for half a mile.
Turn right at sign to Douai Abbey (picture) up CODS HILL, pass Sports Ground on left.
Pass Thatched Cottage (on left), after 100 metres pass St Mary's Church (on right).
DOUAI ABBEY Entrance is a further 100 metres on the right.
After turning in, fork right for RECEPTION or left for PARKING.

From Newbury on the A4:
At Woolhampton village, on the left is "The Falmouth Arms", very prominent.
Turn left here, up WOOLHAMPTON HILL which is signposted to Douai Abbey (picture).
Pass Elstree School (right) and St Peter's Church (right) and on up to a T-junction.
Turn left past the Thatched Cottage (on left), and in 200 metres is the DOUAI ABBEY Entrance.
After turning in, fork right for RECEPTION or left for PARKING.
(Also for those travelling by train, as trains do not run from Midgham station on a Sunday, there will be lifts to Reading Station).

FOR A MAP OF HOW TO GET TO DOUAI CLICK HERE


Timetable for Young Catholic Adults Weekend 2016

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Friday
5-6pm Arrival
6-6:55 – Schola rehearsal
6:55pm Supper
8pm-8.30pm Rosary or Chant Workshop -
8:40 Sung Compline after Workshop
9pm: Social

Saturday
8-9am Breakfast
9-9:40am - Chant workshop followed by practice
9:45am Free time followed by confessions before Mass
11am: High/Sung Mass in the Parish Church(  EF Roman Rite Gregorian Chant )
12.00pm: Marian Procession in honour of Our Lady of Fatima around the extensive grounds of Douai
Abbey, followed by enrolment into the Brown Scapular
1-2pm: Lunch
2-3pm: 1st Talk - "Prayer and the Spiritual Life" - Conference Room 2
3-4pm: Chant workshop
[4-4.30pm: Chant rehearsal for Schola Gregoriana]
4:30-5:30 pm: 2nd Talk - "Prayer and the Spiritual Life" - Conference Room 2
6-6.30pm: Vespers
6:55pm Supper
7.30-8:30pm: Rosary, Adoration and Confessions
8.30pm: Social

Sunday
8-9am Breakfast
9am-9:45am: Schola Gregoriana rehearsal
10:30am: Sung/High Mass ( EF Dominican Rite Gregorian Chant)
11:45am-12:40pm: 3rd Talk - "Prayer and the Spiritual Life" - Conference Room 2
12:45-1pm Rosary
1pm: Lunch
2pm: Finish

2016 Young Catholic Adults Douai Weekend Update

The 2016 Young Catholic Adults Douai weekend is sold out; however, the Masses and Marian procession (in the Parish Church next to the Abbey) are open to the public, see the details below:-

Sung/High Mass of Our Lady (EF -Roman Rite) - Saturday 29th October at 11am followed by a Marian procession in honour of Our lady of Fatima around the grounds of the Abbey (weather permitting).

Missa Cantata of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King ( EF - Dominican Rite) - Sunday 30th October  at 10:30am.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

99 years ago today, approximately 50,000-70,000 people witnessed The Miracle of the Sun at Fatima.




 Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_of_the_Sun#/media/File:People_looking_miracle_sun.jpg


99 years ago today, approximately 50,000-70,000 people witnessed The Miracle of the Sun at Fatima. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

More Information:
https://www.ewtn.com/fatima/apparitions.asp

Monday, 3 October 2016

Just a Few Places Left at the 2016 Young Catholic Adults Weekend 28-30th Oct 2016



There are just a few places left for the Douai Abbey weekend:-

Cottages ( Shared - Full Board)
Cottages - Fri Night to Sunday lunchtime (full board) £82 per person.
Cottages - Sat night to Sunday lunchtime (full board) £41 per person.
Dormitory style accommodation. Deposit of £15 required to book this room - the remainder to be paid at the end of the weekend at the Abbey.
Booking cost:£15.00.
 
Come for the Day - Bring a Packed Lunch
Attend for the day on Sat or Sun
Booking cost:£12.00.


*Please note to guarantee your place this year Douai Abbey have requested that everyone books in 3 weeks before the start of the weekend i.e.7th Oct 2016
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