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Douai Abbey: The Monastery of St Edmund, King & Martyr
Tuesday 16 Jan 2024

The only time St Benedict mentions ‘joy’ in his Rule is to describe Lent! ‘Preparing for the favourable time’ calls for
eager engagement, so that we do not stumble upon Lent, but embrace its invitation. Out of an array of liturgical texts
and spiritual writings, Abbot Paul will encourage reflection for this season of joy. ‘May the light of Christ rising in glory
dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds.’

When: Saturday 10 February 2024, from 10.30am (with arrivals and a welcome tea/coffee from 10am), till around 4pm
Lunch will be provided in the guest refectory.

Where: Douai Abbey (don't know how to get here? https://www.douaiabbey.org.uk/contact-us.php )

Cost: £25 (or £15 if you bring your own lunch) - payable on the day

Booking / Enquiries: guestmaster@douaiabbey.org.uk

- in the abbey church -
0620 - Matins & Lauds (English)
0745 - Weekday Conventual Mass
[1030 - Sunday Conventual Mass]
1250 - Midday Office (English)
1800 - Vespers (Latin, Gregorian Chant)
2000 - Compline* (English)
*No public Compline on Sundays
Douai Abbey
Upper Woolhampton
Reading, Berkshire
RG7 5TQ, United Kingdom

Visitor Enquiries: 0118 9715 399
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