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The Annunciation

Today the seminary celebrated the (transferred from Holy Week) Solemnity of the Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Pictured is the shrine to Our Lady in the seminary Chapel. May Our Lady, Mother of the Word Incarnate, pray for us all that we be ever more conformed to the image of her […]

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Fr Matúš Meleg

We give thanks to Almighty God for the gift of a new priest: Fr Matúš Meleg (pictured here making his promise of fidelity) was ordained on Sunday 16th March for the Diocese of Brentwood. May God bless him abundantly with a holy and fruitful priesthood, helping him to sanctify all those he is called to […]

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St Joseph

Allen Hall celebrated the Solemnity of St Joseph with a Solemn Pontifical Mass. In his homily, Bishop John Sherrington spoke about how St Joseph is a model of fatherhood for priests, who are called to spiritual fathers of those entrusted to their care, configured to Christ the Good Shepherd. May he pray for us and […]

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Lent at Allen Hall

The staff and students of Allen Hall began the penitential season of Lent by ceremoniously burying the ‘Alleluia’, the Church’s song of joy, which will not now be heard until we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection at Easter. We wish you all a holy and prayerful Lent.

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Vivamus in Spe – Allen Hall Journal

Each year Allen Hall produces a journal, Vivamus in Spe (‘Let us live in hope’), reflecting on the spiritual, pastoral, intellectual and human life of the house. the 2023 and 2022 editions can be viewed below. The 2024 edition will be published in the autumn.

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Candlemas

The seminary celebrated the feast of Candlemas, when Christ our Lord was presented in the Temple and Simeon sung of Him as the ‘light to enlighten the Gentiles’. Mass began with the blessing of candles and procession through the seminary to the Chapel.

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Academic Dinner

On Wednesday 31st January, all those involved with the academic life of Allen Hall met to discuss the intellectual life of the seminary and there was then a dinner to thank them for their contribution to the intellectual formation of the seminarians. You can read more about the role of intellectual formation here.

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Epiphany Blessing

The seminarians returned from the Christmas break in time for second Evening Prayer of the Epiphany, during which chalk was blessed. The seminary door is inscribed with the calendar year and ‘C+M+B’ remembering Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar, the three Magi who sought and worshipped the infant Jesus. We return for a fortnight of exams before […]

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Advent Concert at Redemptoris Mater

The seminarians of Allen Hall, along with many other guests, went to the Redemptoris Mater House of Formation for the Neo-Cathecumenal students’ Advent Concert. This year’s theme was light coming into the darkness. The singing was incredibly moving, as well as readings and reflections on the theme. An excellent way of helping to prepare for […]

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