A letter from Pope Francis
2015-2016 marks the fifth centenary of the birth of St Philip, the founder of the Oratory. Pope Francis has written a letter to all the Oratories of the world and their parishioners, friends and associates. You will need to scroll down the page to find the English translation.
We will be celebrating this event in York later this year. There is a reliquary bust of St Philip visiting all the Oratorian houses in the world. Fr Richard has been entrusted with organising the English section of this visit, to our houses in Birmingham, London and Oxford, the houses in formation in Manchester and York and our schools in Reading and London. This will take place in the autumn. The relics will come from the Spanish Oratories and go on from here to Canada and the USA.