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Golden Jubilee celebrations in Oxford

Friday, September 30, 2016

On Thursday evening, the brethren of the priory in Oxford celebrated the golden jubilee of profession of brothers David Sanders (until very recently, the Student Master), Simon Tugwell, and Timothy Radcliffe.

The Prior cooked a special meal for the brethren, and a cake was baked and decorated by Fr Richard Conrad. Br Samuel and Fr Matthew entertained the community to a comedy sketch, a parody of the famous song from The Pirates of Penzance, aptly called for the occasion, I am the very model of a Golden Jubilarian. 


Barbara R. Walters, PhD commented on 03-Oct-2016 12:55 AM
What a joyous occasion! Many congratulations and much gratitude to David Sanders, Simon Tugwell, and Timothy Radcliffe for the kindness to us and to others. All good wishes to everyone at Blackfriars. Thanks for sharing the photos. Yours in peace, Barbara
John Sanders commented on 04-Oct-2016 12:38 PM
Well done my brother and brother in law, We are as a family very proud of you and thank God for your loyal service to us as a family and to the community as a whole.
May you serve many more years and we look forward to 2021. God Bless
Leny Beemer commented on 04-Oct-2016 02:13 PM
Congratulations, dear brethren!
Yours Leny Beemer, Lay Dominican and president ECLDF
Pia Jolliffe commented on 04-Oct-2016 05:14 PM
What a wonderful celebration! Praise God for David Sanders, Simon Tugwell, and Timothy Radcliffe´s service in the Church! It is good to see the intergenerational dynamic in your community where the young entertain their seniors. Also the cake looks as if it were made with much thought and care. Congratulations also from us, Pia, William and Joseph Jolliffe
Janet Wiltshire commented on 04-Oct-2016 05:35 PM
Congratulations on your fidelity to the Order for fifty years and many thanks for what you have given to us all in the course of that time. Well done indeed!
Patrick LaBelle, OP commented on 04-Oct-2016 11:40 PM
Three true power house Friars! The three of you bring great lives and works in the service of the church to so many. Your generous sharing of your gifts is a credit to the entire Order. Thank you so much.
Barbara Knight commented on 06-Oct-2016 11:14 AM
I have many happy and fruitful memories of being taught by fr Simon and reading his books as do so many others. I know because they ask me his whereabouts all back to the late 60's and early 70's. God bless you for all your inspiration, for David and the Pastoral Review, and Timothy whom I have got to know more recently personally and again for the wonderful books which feed our hearts. Ad multos annos.

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