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NEW STATUE OF OUR SERAPHIC FATHER IN WEXFORD

The friary in Wexford has a new statue of Our Seraphic Father St. Francis...

31/12/2020

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BRO. SOLANUS MARY IN THE LOCAL RADIO STATION

Bro. Solanus Mary has been doing a half-hour radio programme on the local radio station in Wexford, 'South East Radio', since June 2020...

10/12/2020

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THE RENEWAL OF SIMPLE PROFESSION IN MANCHESTER & OXFORD

On Monday the 12th of October 2020, during the Evening Prayers, Fr Terence Bateman OFM Conv, has renewed his Simple Profession ...

12/10/2020

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SOLEMN PROFESSION OF BRO. SOLANUS MARY SIMMS (B.A.P. CUSTODY)

Bro. Solanus was accepted for solemn vows in March this year and the ceremony took place there on 2nd August 2020 during Holy Mass...

02/08/2020

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LIVE CHRISTMAS NATIVITY SCENE: WEXFORD FRIARY, 2019

This year the local Catholic Family Network (CFN), with the help of Fr. Robert OFM Conv. and the Wexford friars, Rev. Fr. James Cullen CC from the local parish and the Sisters of the Incarnate Word from Bunclody, decided to inaugurate a live Christmas Nativity scene...

16/12/2019

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A visit from the Mother Province 1st-8th November 2019

For the first time, in the history of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, the Custody of Blessed Agnellus of Pisa (Great Britain & Ireland) received a fraternal visit from the Definitory of the Mother Province (Our Lady of the Angels, USA)...

08/11/2019

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Simple Profession in Oxford 2019

On Sunday 20th November 2019, our three novices made their first religious profession...

20/11/2019

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Priestly Ordination of Friar Colin M. Edwards

In a joy filled celebration, Fr. Colin Mary Edwards OFM Conv. was Ordained to the Sacred Priesthood...

06/07/2019

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Ordination of Friar Benedict Abugu

On Saturday, 27th of April 2019, the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday, before the worshipping community, family and friends, Friar Benedict Abugu was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priesthood...

27/04/2019

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Investiture of Friar Terence

Fr. Terence Bateman was clothed with the habit and entered his Novitiate on 31st October, 2018...

31/10/2018

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Custodial Retreat 24th-28th September, 2018

During the last week of September 2018, the friars of the Blessed Agnellus of Pisa Custody had their annual retreat...

28/09/2018

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Admittance of Fr Terence to the Postulancy

The Conventual Franciscans of Great Britain and Ireland were delighted to welcome Fr. Terence Bateman and to admit him to the postulancy programme...

10/09/2018

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Priestly Ordination of Friar Gerard Mary Toman

On the 6th July 2018 Fr. Gerard Mary Toman was Ordained to the Sacred Priesthood...

6/07/2018

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The 150th Anniversary All Saints Church Barton

The 150th Anniversary of the Consecration and Opening of All Saints Church, Barton-upon-Irwell
(1868-2018)...

07/07/2018

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Faculties Examinations 2018

Many congratulations to our Friars Gerard Mary and Benedict Abugu as they complete their years of philosophy and theology studies at Blackfriars Oxford...

30/06/2018

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Diaconal Ordination of Friar Colin Mary

We give thanks to God for the ordination of Friar Colin Mary Edwards to the diaconate which took place on 24th March 2018, in the Church attached to the Blackfriars, Oxford...

24/03/2018

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England: Pilgrimage to Walsingham

On March 19-20, 2018 several friars and postulants from the formation community in Oxford made a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in East Anglia, England...

20/03/2018

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RECEPTION OF THE NEW POSTULANTS 2017

On 19th October 2017 we had the great joy of welcoming three men into our postulancy program...

19/10/2017

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Great Britain & Ireland: The Second Part of the Chapter

On September 18-21, 2017, the friars of the Provincial Custody of Blessed Agnellus of Pisa in Great Britain and Ireland met at the Hayes Conference Centre at Alfreton, England...

22/09/2017

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Great Britain-Ireland: Custodial Chapter

From September 4-8, 2017, the friars of the Provincial Custody of Blessed Agnellus of Pisa in Great Britain-Ireland held the first part of their Ordinary Custodial Chapter...

09/09/2017

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Solemn Vows 2017

On 2nd August 2017, the feast of Our Lady of the Angels, Friar Joe Fenton, Friar Paul Francis becka, and Friar Colin Mary Edwards...

02/08/2017

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Great Britain & Ireland: A Summer of Growth

In Great Britain and Ireland, our friars of Our Lady of the Angels’ Custody of Blessed Agnellus of Pisa are known as the Greyfriars...

01/09/2017

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TWO GREYFRIARS ORDAINED TO THE DIACONATE

On 30th July 2017, five men were ordained to the Order of Deacons in the beautiful Church attached to the Priory of the Holy Spirit, Oxford...

30/07/2017

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ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD 2017

On the Feast of the Annunciation, 25 March 2017, that day that our Blessed Lady first said YES to her vocation, two Greyfriars...

25/03/2017

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FRIAR MAXIMILIAN MARY ORDAINED TO THE DEACONATE

On the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, 6 August 2016, Friar Maximilian Mary Martin, OFM Conv. was ordained...

06/08/2016

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FRIAR RORY DOYLE'S ORDINATION TO THE DEACONATE

On the Feast of the Visitation of our Lady, 31 May 2016, the parishioners of the Church of Our Lady of the Visitation in Dublin joined...

30/05/2016

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FRIARS IN FORMATION RECEIVE THE MINISTRY OF ACOLYTE

On the Feast of the Presentation, 2nd February, the Very Reverend Peter Damian Massengill, OFM Conv, ...

10/05/2016

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FR. PETER DAMIAN'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD

On the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, friars from Oxford, Manchester, Malta, and the United States of America gathered together...

10/08/2016

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