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St Benet Biscop

Douai Abbey: The Monastery of St Edmund, King & Martyr
Published in News · 13 January 2021
» We have learned of the death this week of Rina Gradwell, the sister of our own late Fr Nicholas Broadbridge. She had reached the grand age of 103. May she rest in peace.

» Yesterday was the feast of St Benet Biscop, the seventh-century Northumbrian who founded the monastic complex of Jarrow and Monkwearmouth, taught the Venerable Bede, and introduced the Benedictine life to the north of England. Along with St Augustine of Canterbury, St Benet Biscop is a patron the English Benedictine Congregation: while St Augustine might be said to be patron of our missionary aspect, St Benet Biscop may be seen as the patron of our monastic aspect. Fr Peter's brief homily at the Mass of the feast has been added to the homilies page. The resident community marked the feast with a ferculum.

- 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-
Douai Abbey
Upper Woolhampton
Reading, Berkshire
RG7 5TQ, United Kingdom

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