8ctave is a singing ensemble made up entirely of Clergy from the Diocese of Leicester
Five more meditations have been added to the Spirituality section of our Publications page:
The Glory of the Cross
Seek ye my face
Nothing but the love of Jesus
Green Action: Implications of Monastic Life for the Ecology & Wildlife at Holy Cross has been posted in the Green Things section.
A leaflet showing walks around the grounds and clues as to what one might see at various times of the year is now available by following this link.
A new article entitled “Actions have Consequences” is available on the Publications page.
Direct link here
16 Oblates gathered for the Oblates’ Day on 8th October, arriving for coffee at 10 am followed by a talk on Pilgrimage by Sister Mary Bernadette, (available here shortly). The Mass was at 12 noon and was followed by an excellent sit-down lunch with much talking and laughter. For most it was their first visit to Costock so after None there was a guided tour of the new Convent, everyone finishing up in St Benedict’s House for tea. This was served with a variety of cakes, buns and biscuits, home baked by Oblates and Sisters. All very delicious. Some people had to depart after tea but a goodly few stayed on for Vespers. Several Oblates from far afield stayed a couple of nights in St Benedict’s, some travelled just for the day from as far away as Scarborough and Wakefield. The day was enjoyed equally by Oblates and Sisters.
There are five bedrooms, three twin bedded and two single. Four have ensuite facilities and there is a bathroom next door to the fifth room. One of the single bedrooms is on the ground floor, has a kitchenette and is suitable for people who cannot manage stairs or who wish to self-cater. There is a sitting room for residents and upstairs there is a Quiet room/Oratory. Resident guests have dinner in the sisters’ refectory but food is provided in the guesthouse kitchen for them to cater for their own breakfasts, snacks and suppers.
We make no charge for hospitality though are happy to accept donations.