Seven Novices begin their journey
On the evening of Sunday 18th September, seven men were clothed in the habit of St. Dominic.
Fr Aidan Nichols, Prior of Blackfriars Cambridge, clothed the six men for the English province in place of Fr Martin Ganeri. Fr Rene Dinklo, provincial for the Netherlands, clothed Br Augustine for the Dutch province.
The novices were clothed in order of age:
- Br Cuthbert
- Br Isaac
- Br Thomas
- Br Clement
- Br William
- Br Vincent Antony
- Br Augustine
The habit consists of many parts each with a distinctive meaning: the tunic, the belt and rosary, the scapular, the white capuce (hood), the black cappa (cape) and the black capuce.
The novices will be living a year of discernment as members of the Blackfriars Cambridge community practising the three evangelical counsels; poverty, chastity and obedience, under the guidance of the new Novice Master, Fr Bruno Clifton OP.
Please keep the novices in your prayers.