Fr Bruno is taking the ultimate challenge…

Fr Bruno is taking the ultimate challenge…

… running 68 miles in one day!

Fr Bruno Clifton OP has set himself quite a challenge. Here he explains why he has chosen to run an ‘ultra-marathon’ this summer.

At midnight, on 27 June, 2015, I will begin the Ultimate Trails Ultra Marathon, a 110-km (68-mile) foot race over the hills and trails of the Lake District. The early start is to allow the greatest possible time for daylight over this gruelling test of stamina. Running into the rising sun, I hope to finish before it sets once more!I decided to take on this challenge in order to raise money for training our younger friars; they have recently committed their lives to serve others, and are now being thoroughly prepared for ministry. Their formation takes place over the course of 1 year in Cambridge (where I am currently based) and 6 years in Oxford, being made ready for the challenges of preaching the Gospel in today’s world.God has blessed us with many new vocations but we need help to use this great gift. We are trying to raise £1 million pounds, and we are about a third of the way there. Do please consider sponsoring me – it’s a worthy cause that will bear fruit in a new generation of friars. Thank you and God bless you!

 Fr Bruno in training with fellow runner, Fr Craig OSAFr Bruno in training with fellow runner, Fr Craig OSA

Fr Bruno is volunteering his time and effort for the Training Fund Campaign. Could you support him?

> Click here to sponsor now

Alternatively, you can send donations by cheque to:

Fr Bruno’s Challenge
Development Office
17 Beaumont Street
Oxford OX1 2NA

(Cheques payable to ‘The Dominican Council’).

About the Ultimate Trails Course

The one-day ultra-marathon begins and ends in Ambleside. The course goes through 6 mountain passes and past 5 lakes, and covers a total 14,000 feet of constant ascent and descent.

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The Dominican Friars Training Fund

The Dominican Friars in Britain have seen a surge of vocations in recent years. Now we urgently need to raise £1 million to cover the costs of training these men for the priesthood.

It costs about £16,500 a year to train, tutor and provide for each student brother. Currently, 11 men are in training for the English Province, and new vocations are coming all the time. Read more…

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