Thanks to the generosity and kindness of many friends and benefactors it has been possible to obtain two Flow Hives and to commence keeping Buckfast bees. We have placed this new enterprise under the patronage of Saint Ambrose, the patron saint of apiculture, whose image can be seen on the front of the first hive.
Thanks also to Lainie Wrightson Photography for a number of the images below.
Once again this year the monastery will host the Sacra Liturgia summer school, though from 5-17 August because of the major international Sacra Liturgia conference taking place in London, England, between 5-8 July.
As usual the summer school will comprise of daily sung Mass and office, tuition in Gregorian chant (for beginners and those more advanced) and ceremonies (for priests, seminarians and laymen according to their need). Guest speakers will make presentations on some evenings after vespers. Solemn Mass will be sung at the Basilica of St Mary Magdalen and in the Chapel of St Roseline. The Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, Msgr Dominique Rey, will celebrate Pontifical Mass at the Throne on the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The summer school presents an opportunity not only for those who wish to further their liturgical formation by gaining specific skills, but also to live the liturgy more intensely and to enjoy the beautiful village of La Garde-Freinet and the region of Provence with its many attractions. Individuals, families and groups are welcome. (Not all family members and friends have to participate in the tuition.) For more information and registration see here.
Nous sommes heureux de vous présenter une nouvelle gamme des produits inspirés par les races des poules (marans et australorps) élevés par le monastère. Ces produits ont été développés à partir des photographies originales prise par Lainie Wrightson de la race des poules marans au monastère et de la peinture à l'huile originale d'un coq australorps par Diane Williams appartenant au monastère. Pour voir la gamme complète, cliquez ici.
We are happy to present a new range of products inspired by the Maran and Australorp breeds of chicken bred by the monastery. These products have been developed from original photographs of the Maran breed of chickens kept by the monastery taken by Lainie Wrightson and from the original oil painting of an Australorp rooster by Diane Williams owned by the monastery. To view the full range click here.
Lobet den Herrn—Johann Sebastian Bach
Warum ist das Licht gegeben? - Johannes Brahms
Ave Verum Corpus - William Byrd
Gloria & Agnus Dei - Mass for 4 voices - William Byrd
Sicut Cervus - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Locus Iste & Christus Factus Est - Anton Bruckner
Salve Regina - Orlando di Lasso
Ave Maria - Jacques Arcadelt
Oculi Omnium - Charles Wood
This Marriage - Eric Whitacre
My soul, there is a country - Charles Parry
O Taste and See - Ralph Vaughan-Williams
Holy is the True Light - William Harris
Rosie Miller (soprano)
Rosalind Parker (alto)
Wilfrid Jones (tenor)
Thomas Lowen (bass)