It's not often that I post photos of the brethren in my community or even report on what we do here but, inspired by MonialesOP
, today I offer you a rare peek into life at Blackfriars Cambridge! As you will know, last night we celebrated St Lucy's night with a modest bonfire, dazzling fireworks, lovely food, amusing poetry and multivarious song. The prior - who makes the most delightful cakes and puddings - made a delicious and beautifully decorated fruit cake to mark his Silver Jubilee of Profession.
Sadly St Lucy did not make an appearence as the sisters did not feel up to it, but we had the Novitiate Singers ala
the Von Trapp Family and we sang 'So Long Farewell
' at the end of the night! It was a lovely occasion, intimate and fun. As the psalm sung to us in Hebrew last night encapsulated it: "Behold how good and how pleasant it is, brothers dwelling together
Enjoy the photos...
Preparing sandwiches - roast beef and horse-radish
Fr Aidan prepares the bonfire - petrol makes it go off with a bang!
Digging into a beautiful Christmas fruit salad
The Novice Master, Fr John Patrick & the Sub-Prior, Fr John Mills
The Prior, Fr Richard cuts the celebratory cake
So long, farewell from the Novices (front
) and Br Angel (a co-operator brother from the US Southern Province), the Novice Master and Br Romero (senior novice). Br Romero Radix, OP makes Simple Profession next Tuesday. Please pray for him.