Canons Regular of the Lateran

Archibasilica Sanctissimi Salvatoris et Sanctorum Iohannes Baptistae et Evangelistae in Laterano Omnium urbis et orbis ecclesiarum mater et caput

On the 9th November, we were thrilled to be invited by the Canons
Regular of the Lateran
to celebrate their feastday at their Priory and
Parish in Eltham. Not only was it the feast of the Dedication of the
Lateran Basilica, but the Canons are also celebrating this year the
100th anniversary of the parish of Christ Chuch in Eltham. Fr Hugh, Br
Pius and Br Stephen were among the guests, which included many
representatives from the family of Canons Regular, including the
Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception (Milton Keynes), the
Canonesses Regular of St Augustine
(Lewes), the Canonesses Regular of
the Holy Sepulchre
(here in Chelmsford and in Colchester) and several
sisters of other congregations that also follow the Rule of Our Holy
Father Augustine. The Parish is lucky enough to have a beautiful
Austrian statue of St Augustine in the Church, a vivid reminder of the
links between all canonical religious who share a great devotion to
the Father of the canonical life himself.

Many thanks to the Prior of Christ Church, Fr Gary, the former Abbot
Primate Fr Anthony, Fr John (parish priest), and Fr Denis (assistant
priest) for their warm hospitality and kind invitation to celebrate
Mass with them and share their feastday luncheon.

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