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Douai Abbey: The Monastery of St Edmund, King & Martyr
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» Last Friday Fr Boniface arrived at Douai to spend a couple of weeks recuperating from his recent stroke, from which he has recovered very well indeed.

» Also last Friday Fr Abbot was in Stratford-upon-Avon for a service in memory of Fr Alexander's mother, Cath. Her funeral during the winter was disrupted by heavy snow and many were unable to get to there; this memorial service was to remedy that act of nature.

» Today Nick, our groundsman, returned to work after a spell recovering from a car accident. It is good to see him back with us.

» This past weekend we had four men, their ages ranging from the early 20s to mid-40s, staying with us on a monastic experience weekend, which passed very happily. Though these weekends are not only for vocational purposes, we do hope that by these weekends some young Catholic men might hear a call to join us.




 DIVINE OFFICE & MASS
- All services are in the abbey church -
0620 - Matins & Lauds (English)
0745 - Weekday Conventual Mass
(1100 - Sunday Conventual Mass)
1250 - Midday Office (English)
1800 - Vespers (Latin Gregorian Chanrt)
2000 - Compline (English, Weds in Latin)
-No public Compline on Sundays/Holy Days-
LOCATION
Douai Abbey
Upper Woolhampton
Reading, Berkshire
RG7 5TQ, United Kingdom


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