OSA Quiet Day at Douai Abbey

OSA Quiet Day at Douai Abbey

On the first Friday of half term a party of staff from the OS and the OPS attended a Quiet Day at Douai Abbey near Newbury. We joined the community for the Mid-day Office and then spent the afternoon in silence with two conferences on prayer to focus our minds. Mass was celebrated in the Victorian parish church in the middle of the afternoon. As darkness fell we joined the monks once again for Vespers sung to Latin plainsong which echoed around the in the vast abbey church. Our thanks go to Father Abbot, to the monks and their staff for their hospitality and for a day which brought prayerful serenity to our hectic lives

- Father Ken

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