“The only worthwhile striving is after the highest ideals: If you aim for an easy target, your standard will inevitably decline, and no progress is ever made, except through real effort and real suffering.” - Servant of God Fra' Andrew Bertie                                                                                                                                                 "Work as if everything depends on you, pray as if everything depends on God" - Saint Ignatius of Loyola


After the festivities of the whole Order at the Oratory in the morning, it was the turn of the Conventual Church, the Hospital and the local community to celebrate our Patronal Festival in the evening, with a High Mass celebrated by the Chaplain of the Grand Priory, Monsignor Antony Conlon.  The music was all chant, provided by a schola under the direction of Paul Tobin, Prefect of Music in the Church, and again we had the joysome benefit of Colin Mawby on the organ. The Mass was followed by a  reception in Fortescue House, at which the Order's own prosecco from Magione was served.

Sancte Joanne Baptistae, ora pro nobis.