Oxford Fraternity – Temporary Profession

Alexander David Marsh made his temporary profession for 3 years on Sunday June 11th while the Oxford Corpus Christi procession was streaming into the Blackfriar’s church. Fortunately the Prior gave us permission to use the Priory Chapter room for the Rite of Profession. We had a good turn-out of members (16) despite the heat and many traffic challenges around Oxford (road closures and festivals). Alexander did one of the readings and Ambrose sang beautifully. We even had some dramatic organ playing during the mass that miraculously corresponded with Fr. David Goodill’s movements at the altar. The rest of us did very well in singing ‘Guide me, O thou great redeemer’ and ‘Pange lingua’ gloriosi’. Pray for Alexander as he begins his 3 year journey to become a fully professed Lay Dominican as well as getting married in 2 weeks time!

Sadly we should have had two temporary professions made, but Joseph Yates’ mother, Ruth, had been involved in a car accident and was in hospital to have an operation on her right hand. Please pray for her recovery. Hopefully we will be able to hold another rite of profession soon for Joseph.