“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


Solemn Vespers were sung on Wednesday evening, presided over by Monsignor Antony Conlon, chaplain of the Grand Priory, assisted by our chaplains Father Creighton-Jobe of the London Oratory and Father David Irwin.  The choir was again Cantores Missae under the direction of Charles Finch, and Colin Mawby, former organist of Westminster Cathedral, was on the organ.  At the end of Vespers there was veneration of the Relic of Saint John the Baptist.

The evening ended with a buffet dinner in Fortescue House, attended by 30 members of the Order, Companions and friends.

We are grateful to a member of the Order for stepping in to take photographs at the very last minute on his iphone, the light in church is not ideal.

A report on the evening Mass of Saint John's Day will follow when the photographs are available.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.