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Tuesday 13 May 2014

Vigil for Fr Robert at the Birmingham Oratory

Last night a vigil service on the eve of Fr Robert's episcopal ordination was held at the Birmingham Oratory.

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Oratorians were present from Birmingham, Oxford, Manchester, York, Philadelphia, Pharr (Texas), Washington D.C., Vienna, Genoa, Mondovi, and Barcelona-Gracia, including the Delegate of the Holy See and the Procurator General.

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After the Archbishop's homily, Fr Robert took the oath of fidelity and made the Profession of Faith.

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His Grace the Archbishop then blessed the rings, crosier, pectoral crosses and mitre that the new bishop will use.

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The Blessed Sacrament was then exposed and Eucharistic Benediction was given.

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Here is a photograph of all the Oratorians present:

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