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The beginning of a new academic year

Friday, October 09, 2015

On Thursday 8th October the Dominican brethren and students of Blackfriars Hall and Studium celebrated a votive Mass of the Holy Spirit with Vespers to mark the beginning of the new academic year. 

Fr Simon Gaine, O.P., the Regent of Studies, preached about the importance of the pursuit of truth and how, unlike God who has no need to seek truth for He enjoys it eternally, we need to strive for knowledge of it and rejoice in coming to know it.

Following the liturgical celebrations, the students joined the friars in the refectory for a meal in order to get to know each other better. 

For more details about Blackfriars Hall, a permanent private hall of the University of Oxford, click here.

For more details about the Blackfriars Studium, click here.


Marion Luscombe commented on 13-Oct-2015 07:21 PM
Good to see you back - and great to meet some of you at Belmont last month. Prayers.

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