Independent Catholic News logo Welcome Visitor
Monday, October 24, 2016
Westminster Cathedral celebration for Campion House
Comment Email Print
 More than 150 priests from as far away as Australia and Norway gathered in Westminster Cathedral today, to celebrate the work and mission of Campion House College, Osterley, and to mark its closure. They were led by the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, alongside bishops and archbishops from throughout England and Wales, members of religious congregations, and lay people numbering several hundred. The homily was preached by a former student of Osterley, now the Bishop of Lancaster, the Rt Rev Patrick O'Donoghue, who spoke of the special work of the priest and paid tribute to the staff of the college who had enabled 'late vocations' to study for the priesthood. Around 1,500 men trained at Osterley have gone on to become priests since the Jesuits acquired the property in 1912. In addition to being a seminary, Campion House College - named after the martyr St Edmund Campion - has been a retreat house and has provided premises for the Jesuit Refugee Service. These works will continue elsewhere. Source: Jesuit Communications Office
Share:  Bookmark and Share
Tags: None

Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: