LIBERA ME, Domine, Iesu Christe, ab omnibus iniquitatis meis et universis malis,
fac me tuis semper inhærere mandatis et a te numquam separari permittas. Amen.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

A Very Happy Birthday . . .

. . . to my dear friend fr Richard Ounsworth OP, who has me to blame for two of the more extraordinary moments of his life : being the first Dominican (Catholic priest, even) since the Reformation to sing a High Mass of Requiem in the Lady Chapel of S. Alban’s Abbey, and being stopped by a bewildered security guard at the entrance to Henley Royal Regatta, and asked ‘Are you real ?’

Ad multos annos, Ricarde !


  1. Happy birthday Father Richard!!

    PS. re: ‘Are you real ?’

    What was that all about then?

  2. I don't think they could quite get their heads round the concept of someone going into the Stewards' Enclosure dressed in a white habit !

  3. Happy Birthday and a Happy St John Eudes day to Fr. Richard.