Category Archives: Chelmsford

Ordination of Fr. Rupert

Yesterday, with great joy, we celebrated the ordination of our brother, Father Rupert Allen, who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood of Jesus Christ by His Eminence Cormac Cardinal Murphy O’Connor. Today, on the feast of the Nativity of the … Continue reading

Posted in Chelmsford, Community Events, Vocation

Mass at Beeleigh Abbey

By kind invitation of the Foyle family members of our community together with over 250 Catholics and others from our parishes and beyond had the joy of celebrating Mass at the former Norbertine abbey of Beeleigh on August 17th. This … Continue reading

Posted in Chelmsford, Community Events, Former Houses, Norbertine History, O.Praem Pictures, Parish/Apostolate, Premonstratensian Communities, Vocation

Feast of Ss Adrian and James and First Profession of Br Pius

Monday 9th July is the memoria of Ss Adrian and James O.Praem, two of the martyrs of Gorcum, about whom we have blogged previously. On this special day when we remember and celebrate two holy Norbertine Canons, and their companions we … Continue reading

Posted in Chelmsford, Community Events, Parish/Apostolate, Vocation

Quarant’ Ore MMXII – Photographs

We are pleased to be able to offer a few photographs of our recent 40 hours of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. With thanks to all who came and to all who helped make this such a memorable and grace-filled … Continue reading

Posted in Chelmsford, Community Events, Parish/Apostolate

Quarant’ Ore

This week we mark our annual period of 40 hours exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Please see times below and please come to spend some time with Our Blessed Lord in His Sacrament of Love. 40 hours Solemn Exposition of … Continue reading

Posted in Chelmsford, Community Events, Parish/Apostolate

Solemnity of St Norbert 2012

In cloistered hearts thou didst awake The love of Him, Who for our sake Dwells on our altars, closely veiled. When Tanchelin’s profane touch assailed – Hymn to St Norbert On June 6th the community celebrated, with great joy and … Continue reading

Posted in Chelmsford, Community Events, O.Praem Saints and Beati, St. Norbert

O Jesu, what wouldst thou do with my heart?

Today in the diocese of Brentwood we celebrate the memoria of St. John Houghton – a proto-martyr of the English Reformation. He was born in Essex in 1486 and went up to Cambridge. After his graduation he became a parish … Continue reading

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