Tuesday, September 21, 2010

English Bishops at Usus Antiquior Vespers

I am surprised so little has been made of the fact that most of the Bishops of England and Wales chose to attend Second Vespers of the Blessed John Henry Newman in the Usus Antiquior at Birmingham Oratory, other Bishops of course were saying farewell to the Holy Father.

Interestingly, with so many bishops present, it wasn't pontifical (presided over by a bishop) but an inhouse Oratorian affair, the bishops were in the congregation wearing habito piano and came forward with the laity to venerate the new Beatus' relics.
pictures by James Bradley, James also has pictures of the new Newman chapel at the Oratory in this set.

3 comments:

Ma Tucker said...

Looks lovely, well done to the Oratorians and thanks be to God.

Crux Fidelis said...

Two of the bishops in the first picture are Scottish viz (from left)the Rt Rev Joseph Toal, Bp of Argyll & the Isles and the Most Rev Mario Conti, Abp of Glasgow.

Crux Fidelis said...

On closer examination of the picture I suspect that the figure in the centre may well be the Rt Rev Peter Moran, Bp of Aberdeen.