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Fr Robert Gay, O.P re-elected and installed as Prior

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

News | The Solemnly Professed brothers in the community at Blackfriars met last week to elect a Prior, and re-elected Fr Robert Gay, O.P for another three year term. Here are some photos of his installation as Prior. Read more

The mosaic in St Peter's Square | Mary, Mother of the Church

Monday, May 24, 2021

By Br Francesco Lorenzon, O.P. | In the top right hand corner of St Peter's Square, almost higher than the basilica and keeping careful watch over the visiting pilgrims, is a mosaic of Our Lady, the 'Mater Ecclesiae'. The story behind the mosaic is a beautiful testimony to the feast we celebrate today. Read more

No, my dear Marx, eternal life is not the opium of the people!

Thursday, March 18, 2021

By Br Francesco Lorenzon, O.P. | In today's Gospel reflection, Br Francesco reflects on the promise of happiness that Christ extends to every person, and how this is often misunderstood in contemporary society. Read more

An Oasis for the Soul | Where Astronauts and Novices Sound Alike

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

By Br Francesco Lorenzon, O.P. | This Lent, the student brothers invite you to discover those places that have become 'oases' in their spiritual journey, significant places in their lives where they withdraw to encounter God. Today, Br Francesco asks, 'what do astronauts going to Mars have in common with novices?' Read more

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