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St. Philip's Priory, Chelmsford, England
  • A Norbertine in Devon
    Brother Gregory has been to the Benedictine Abbey of Buckfast in Devon a few times this summer. The first time, he was leading a retreat for a parish that had kindly booked him for that purpose, and the second time was … Continue reading
  • Our Lady of Sorrows, 2016
    Today marks the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, which is kept as a solemnity in the Priory as she is one of the patrons of our canonry, together with St Philip Benizi. These photos were taken after First Vespers of Our … Continue reading
  • 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
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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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