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Wednesday 9 September 2015

Welcome to Brother Benedict

IMG_8733Welcome to Br Benedict Manning (front row, centre) who was clothed in the habit of St Philip at Oxford for the York Oratory in Formation on Tuesday, 8th September, the Nativity of Our Lady.

Eamon Manning (now Br Benedict) is from Ulster and has been teaching for the last five years at the Benedictines' Worth Abbey School in Sussex, hence the choice of name. Br Benedict trained to be a teacher at St John's University here in York. He also has a degree in Theology from the Queen's University in Belfast.

Br Benedict's clothing day was also the Silver Jubilee of the Oxford Oratory. Fr Robert and Fr Dominic arrived that day from Birmingham in 1990 to begin the foundation. Bishop Robert came back and celebrated Pontifical Benediction to mark the occasion.IMG_8755