Monday, 25 October 2010
Quarant ’Ore at the Oxford Oratory
As you can see from a photo sent me by a friend and taken on Saturday afternoon, the Oxford Oratory managed to achieve a high standard of beauty and focus on Our Most Holy Lord in its arrangements for the Quarant ’Ore.
It’s the first time I’ve been able to visit it during that magical time, and it seems to me that it must be a particularly effective and splendid way to begin the Academic Year : so as well as congratulating the Fathers of the Oxford Oratory on a generally (and genuinely) appropriate and effective time of prayer to Our Lord, I also want to thank them for providing such a splendid opportunity for everyoneat the University to pray for the ensuing Academic Year . . . and for me to pray for a large number of friends with problems and difficulties of their own.
Let us all keep our friends in our prayers whenever they need them; and particularly our Catholic friends, that we may constantly develop the Catholic community, both in the UK and worldwide, to God’s greater glory, and Our Lady’s praise.