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Monday 4 June 2018

Adoremus in Aeternum

On Sunday we had a beautiful summer's day for the annual Procession of the Blessed Sacrament.

Petals are ready to scatter:

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The Conventual Franciscan Friars are instructed about their canopy-carrying duties:

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The Blessed Sacrament is exposed upon our altar:

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The Dean, Fr John Hancock, carries the Blessed Sacrament from our church:

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Emerging from the Oratory courtyard:

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Along St Giles':

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As the Procession enters Blackfriars, the Dominicans sing the Lauda Sion:

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Fr Simon Gaine, OP, Regent of Blackfriars, carries Our Lord through the Priory Church:

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Crossing St Giles':

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The view along Magdalen Street:

 

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See today before us laid

The living and life-giving Bread,

Theme for praise and joy profound:

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St Michael's Street:

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New Inn Hall Street:

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Fr Matthew Power, SJ, Chaplain to the University, carries the Blessed Sacrament along St Ebbe's:

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Brewer Street:

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Benediction at the University Chaplaincy:

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The Witney Town Band did a magnificent job in accompanying the whole procession, and Benediction at the Old Palace:

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Welcome refreshments, courtesy of the Chaplaincy:

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Debriefing:

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