Pontifical High Mass for St Joseph’s Day

Below are some photos taken during the Pontifical High Mass (Extraordinary Form) celebrated by Abbot Hugh on Monday, the Solemnity of St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. More photos here.

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Novena to St Joseph

Below is the Novena prayer that we will be praying after all Masses in the run up to the Solemnity of St Joseph. The Novena will begin on 10th March and will be offered for the good estate of the Universal Church. Please join us in making this Novena to St Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church.

Novena to St Joseph

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Pontifical High Mass for St Joseph’s Day

On 20th March, the Solemnity of St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Abbot Hugh Allan o.praem. will celebrate a Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 7.30pm in the Church of Our Lady Immaculate, Chelmsford.
 
Prior to the feast, a novena to St Joseph will be prayed after all Masses, starting from 10th March. Both the High Mass and the novena will be offered for the good estate of the Universal Church.
 
All are most welcome to attend the Mass as well as to join us in praying the novena.
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2017

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2017

1631 years since the conversion of Our Holy Father Augustine

1587 years since the death of Our Holy Father Augustine

937 years since the birth of Our Holy Father Norbert

924 years since the birth of Blessed Hugh

904 years since Our Holy Father Norbert declined the bishopric of Cambrai

902 years since the conversion of Our Holy Father Norbert

897 years since the first meeting between Our Holy Father Norbert and St. Evermode

896 years since the foundation of our Order at Prémontré

883 years since the death of Our Holy Father Norbert

874 years since the foundation of our Order in Britain

854 years since St. Frederick constructed the abbey church at Mariengaarde

824 years since the foundation of Teplá by Blessed Hroznata

814 years since the birth of Blessed Bronislava of Zwierzyniec

481 years since the suppression of our houses in England under Henry VIII

447 years since the martyrdom of SS. Adrian and James at Gorcum

437 years since the arrest and death of Servant of God James O’Mulkerin

435 years since the approbation of the cult of St. Norbert

390 years since the translation of the relics of Our Holy Father Norbert to Strahov

227 years since the closure of Prémontré

224 years since the martyrdom of Blessed Peter-Adrian Toulorge of Blanchelande

145 years since the return of our Order to England

74 years since the death in Auschwitz of the canons of Nová Řiše

13 years since the foundation of our canonry

9 years since the foundation of our house in Chelmsford

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The Abbot and Community of St Philip’s Priory, Chelmsford, wish all our readers, benefactors, relatives and friends a blessed and happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas!

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A Hidden Gem in Rural Essex…

Today, our Sub-Prior and Novice Master, Fr Stephen, took our Novice, Br Gildas, to visit the ancient church of St Michael and All Saints, Copford. This hidden gem in rural Essex is famous for its beautifully preserved 12th century murals, which were whitewashed during the Reformation and rediscovered in recent times. Our Order was founded in the 12th century, and many of these paintings date back to the very earliest years of foundations such as Beeleigh Abbey — a local Norbertine house suppressed under Henry VIII and of which our Prior,  Abbot Hugh, is now the Titular Abbot.

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All the Saints of Our Order

Our Sub-Prior, Fr Stephen Morrison, celebrated the scheduled Old Rite Mass in our Priory Chapel on Sunday 13 November — the Feast of All the Saints of the Norbertine Order in the Traditional calendar.These photos were taken during and after the Mass.

St Norbert and All the Saints of our Order, pray for us.

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