Our First Profession at Mucknell Abbey http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/ Our First Profession at Mucknell Abbey After the Profession left to right: Br Martin Horwath OCSO (Monk at Mount Saint Bernard RC Cistercian Abbey) / Br Philip Dulson OSB / Abbot Stuart Burns OSB / Bishop Mark Sowerby (our first Episcopal Visitor and Bishop of Horsham) / Br Aelred Partridge OCist / Br Philip Barratt OCist / Br Geoff van der Weegen OCist (our Prior) & Bishop David Walker (Archbishop's Advisory Council and Bishop of Dudley) Note: At their solemn profession (26 May 2017 at Lambeth Palace), Br Geoff changed his (monastic) name to Br Bernard, and Br Philip his to Br Christian http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137366516 137366516 After the Profession The three newly professed (Br Geoff, Br Aelred & Br Philip) with their families http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137390485 137390485 After the Profession left to right: Br Martin Horwath OCSO; Br Aelred Partridge OCist; Br Philip Barratt OCist & Br Geoff van der Weegen OCist http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137390810 137390810 Entrance of the Bishops and the Abbot Entrance of the Bishops and the Abbot http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137454722 137454722 Bishop David giving his Homily +David combined the essence of the BVM making her promise to the Angel Gabriel with that of the Three Benedictine Monastic Vows of Obedience, Conversion of Life & Stability http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137454909 137454909 The Abbot questions the Candidates The Abbot questions the Candidates http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137455159 137455159 Br Geoff reads his Charter of Profession Br Geoff reads his Charter of Profession http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137456489 137456489 Br Geoff signs his Charter of Profession Br Geoff signs his Charter of Profession http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137456555 137456555 Bishop Mark (our Episcopal Visitor) countersigns Br Geoff's Charter of Profession Bishop Mark (our first Episcopal Visitor) countersigns Br Geoff's Charter of Profession http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137456579 137456579 Br Geoff shows the Congregation the Signed Charter of his Profession Br Geoff shows the Congregation the Signed Charter of his Profession http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137456789 137456789 Br Geoff places his Charter under the Altar Cloth Br Geoff places his Charter under the Altar Cloth http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137456679 137456679 Br Philip reads his Charter of Profession Br Philip reads his Charter of Profession http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137456819 137456819 Br Philip signs his Charter of Profession Br Philip signs his Charter of Profession http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137456827 137456827 The Abbot countersigns Br Philip's Charter of Profession The Abbot countersigns Br Philip's Charter of Profession http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137456846 137456846 Bishop Mark (our Episcopal Visitor) countersigns Br Philip's Charter of Profession Bishop Mark (our first Episcopal Visitor) countersigns Br Philip's Charter of Profession http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137456988 137456988 Br Philip shows the Congregation the Signed Charter of his Profession Br Philip shows the Congregation the Signed Charter of his Profession http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137456926 137456926 Br Aelred reads his Charter of Profession Br Aelred reads his Charter of Profession http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137457288 137457288 Br Aelred signs his Charter of Profession Br Aelred signs his Charter of Profession http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137457411 137457411 The Abbot countersigns Br Aelred's Charter of Profession The Abbot countersigns Br Aelred's Charter of Profession http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137457302 137457302 Bishop Mark (our Episcopal Visitor) countersigns Br Aelred's Charter of Profession Bishop Mark (our first Episcopal Visitor) countersigns Br Aelred's Charter of Profession http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137457315 137457315 Br Aelred shows the Congregation the Signed Charter of his Profession Br Aelred shows the Congregation the Signed Charter of his Profession http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137457331 137457331 The Candidates present their Scapulars and Leather Belts for the Abbot to bless The Candidates present their Scapulars and Leather Belts for the Abbot to bless http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137457337 137457337 The Abbot vests Br Geoff with his Scapular The Abbot vests Br Geoff with his Scapular http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137457626 137457626 The Abbot places the Leather Belt on Br Geoff The Abbot places the Leather Belt on Br Geoff http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137457876 137457876 The Abbot vests Br Aelred with his Scapular The Abbot vests Br Aelred with his Scapular http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137457951 137457951 The Abbot vests Br Philip with his Scapular The Abbot vests Br Philip with his Scapular http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137457920 137457920 Father Abbot presents the Newly Professed with copies of the Rule of Saint Benedict and the Rule of the Order Father Abbot presents the Newly Professed with copies of the Rule of Saint Benedict and the Rule of the Order http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137458075 137458075 Abbot Stuart Burns OSB with our Episcopal Visitor, Bishop Mark Abbot Stuart Burns OSB with our Episcopal Visitor, Bishop Mark http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137458731 137458731 Br Martin OSCO and the Newly Professed flanked by Prospective Members of Our Order Br Martin OSCO and the Newly Professed flanked by Prospective Members of Our Order http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137458924 137458924 Brother Martin OCSO and Bros Geoff (our Prior), Aelred & Philip Br Martin Horwath OCSO, representing the Abbot & Monks of the RC Cistercian Abbey of Mount Saint Bernard (Leicestershire), also read from the Rule of Saint Benedict (extracts from the Prologue) during the Profession Service http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137459096 137459096 The Archbishop of Canterbury, +Rowan Williams at the Dedication of the Oratory at Mucknell Abbey [Worcestershire] The Archbishop of Canterbury, +Rowan Williams at the Dedication of the Oratory at Mucknell Abbey [Worcestershire] - 25th March 2011 http://ocista.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=137459975 137459975