Two New Novices
We are delighted to announce that two of our postulants were admitted to our novitiate on the solemnity of St Joseph, 19th March 2021
Please pray for
Br James Martin Gonzalez OC & Br Tom Clammer OC
Please pray also for our postulant, Fr Michael, as he discerns a vocation with us
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Let your good spirit lead me on a level patch. [Psalm 143:10]
Are you hastening toward your heavenly home? Then, with Christ’s help, keep this little rule that we have written for beginners. After that, you can set out for loftier summits of the teaching and virtues we mentioned above, and under God’s protection you will reach them. [Rule of St Benedict, Chapter 73:8-9]
We pray for all those who are in those early months and years of Religious Life, especially Br James Martin and Br Tom, as they continue to learn about the way that they are following. May they be upheld in their prayer life, in their study, and in the life of our community. May God sustain them in the ups and downs, the joys and the struggles that they will face. Pray too for all those who are charged with the guidance and support of our novices who are following this way of life, especially Br Gilbert our Prior and Novice Master. Amen.
We pray that the novitiate may be for them an opportunity of meeting with Christ, your Son our Lord. May this encounter with Christ be source of life, of living their vocation with dedication, of deeper knowledge of their heart, of growth, of loyalty and, if it is your will, of true desire of consecration of their life to the only Lord. Amen.
We pray for men and women whom you have called to live the Religious Life and who are being formed as novices. We put into your hands their lives, their hopes, and their vocation. Amen.