“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


The Sacred Heart chapel at the Oratory
The next Day of Recollection will take place on Saturday 25th February 2012 in Oxford, through the kindness of the Fathers of the Oratory and the Master of St Benet’s Hall. The Conferences will be given by Fr Joseph Welch of the Oxford Oratory. A levy of £10 per head will be taken to cover the costs of the day apart from lunch, which will be charged separately.

As ever, everyone is welcome: ALL members of BASMOM, other members of the Order in Britain, Companions and guests.

The Oratory is at 25 Woodstock Road Oxford OX2 6HA, and St Benet’s Hall is a few doors away at 38 St Giles’. Parking in central Oxford is extremely limited. It is recommended to use ‘Park and Ride’ –the route between Redbridge and Pear Tree car parks passes by the Oratory. The Westgate Multi-storey is about 15 minutes away. There are frequent trains up from London and the station is about 15 minutes’ walk. The Oxford tube coach service stops at Gloucester Green which is about 10 minutes away.

10.00am Arrive at Oxford Oratory, Porter's Lodge
10.30am Lauds at St Benet’s Hall
11.00am First Conference at The Oratory-followed by opportunity for Confession/recitation of the Rosary
12.00 noon Mass - Saturday in Lent - at The Oratory
Lunch: Details to be announced
2.30pm Second Conference at The Oratory
3.15pm Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at The Oratory
4.00pm Vespers at St Benet’s Hall followed by tea