I have great fondness for the Oratorians. They are orthodox Catholic Priests doing what orthodox Catholic Priests do!
I try to make at least a couple of visits to either Birmingham or Brompton annually but I am yet to visit the Manchester Oratory, which is actually the closest!
Please pray for Fr Robert as he prepares for his episcopal ordination. He is the first Oratorian bishop appointed in England since 1874, when Fr Edward Bagshawe of the London Oratory became Bishop of Nottingham.
Bishop elect Byrne’s episcopal ordination will take place at 11am on Tuesday 13 May 2014 at the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, St Chad’s Cathedral.
Blessed John Henry Newman - Pray for us.
St Philip Neri - Pray for us.