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St. Philip's Priory, Chelmsford, England
  • First Vespers of OHF Augustine and Clothing of Br Gildas
    Tonight we celebrated First Vespers of Our Holy Father Augustine and also clothed our new novice, Dylan Parry, who shall henceforth be known as Br Gildas. Please keep Br Gildas, and the community, in your prayers as we celebrate this … Continue reading
  • Retreat on Prayer
    This week, the priory enjoyed a retreat given by Father Paul Rowse O.P., of the Australian Province of the Order of Preachers. His subject, at our request, was prayer. We thank Father Paul for his wonderful and insightful retreat, for … Continue reading
  • Visit to Mondaye
    After a whirlwind tour of Csorna last weekend, Brother Gregory enjoyed a slightly longer visit to the Abbey of St Martin at Mondaye in Normandy. The abbey was founded in 1210, and has seen its fair share of history. Repeatedly ravaged … Continue reading
  • Visit to Csorna
    This weekend, Brother Gregory made a whirlwind tour of Hungary for the Solemn Profession of Brother Janos in the Abbey of St Michael in Csorna.   Csorna is in the north-west of Hungary, not too far from the border with … Continue reading
Our Holy Father Norbert on the Priesthood

“O Priest, who are you?
You are not yourself because you are God.
You are not of yourself because you are the servant and minister of Christ.
You are not your own because you are the spouse of the Church.
You are not yourself because you are the mediator between God and man.
You are not from yourself because you are nothing.
What then are you? Nothing and everything.
O Priest!
Take care lest what was said to Christ on the cross be said to you:
‘He saved others, himself he cannot save!’”


 

You Are My Order...

“You are my Order. Just as bishops have their canons delegated to offer public prayer in their diocese, in the same way you are my canons, not just for one diocese, but for the universal Church.”

- Pope Pius XI

St. Norbert on the Priesthood

O Priest, who are you?
You are not yourself because you are God
You are not of yourself because you are the servant and minister of Christ.
You are not your own because you are the spouse of the Church.
You are not yourself because you are the mediator between God and man.
You are not from yourself because you are nothing.
What then are you? Nothing and everything.
O Priest!
Take care lest what was said to Christ on the cross be said to you:
"He saved others, himself he cannot save!"

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