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Remembering fr Cornelius Ernst OP

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fr Cornelius Ernst’s early death in 1977, aged just fifty-three, cut short a theological career of great promise and significant accomplishment. As the English Dominican Province’s obituarist observes, “[Ernst] was a theologian of rare capacity who never managed to write the books that were in him”.  Read more

Remembering fr Clifford Bertrand Pike OP

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
During the month of November we remember and pray for the dead. This year, as in previous years we shall be running a series of posts in which we recall the departed brethren of the Order.

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Sermon for the Funeral of Fr Bede Bailey OP

Saturday, October 04, 2014
Sermon for the Funeral of Fr Bede Bailey OP, 19th August 2014  Read more

Requiem Mass for Peter Geach RIP

Thursday, June 12, 2014
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Fr. Giles Hibbert O.P: Requiescat in pace

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Following the the death of our Brother, Giles Hibbert O.P. some members of the Studentate attended his funeral on 15th January at Blackfriars, Cambridge, where Fr. Giles had lived for the past year.  Fr. Giles's friend and brother, Fr. Fabian Radcliffe O.P, gave the homily, which we reproduce here in full. Read more

Giles Hibbert OP RIP

Monday, December 30, 2013

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Remembering… Kenelm Foster OP

Saturday, November 30, 2013
Described as “every inch a Dominican”, Fr Francis Stephen Kenelm Foster OP was a noted scholar, outstanding preacher and beloved as both brother and pastor.  He was born on 26th December, 1910 in colonial India, where his father, a Catholic convert, served as a High Court judge.  It was in Florence, however, that the young Kenelm was brought up by his maternal grandmother.

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Remembering...Aylwin Tyndal-Atkinson OP

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Remembering . . . Fr Cyprian Rice OP

Thursday, November 07, 2013

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Remembering... fr Giles Black

Monday, November 04, 2013
William Barrington Giles Mary Black OP was born in Scotland on the first day of the year 1887. Queen Victoria was still on the throne, the first Sherlock Holmes story was soon to be published and Leo XIII was entering the ninth year of his pontificate. Read more
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