Provincial Visit – Blessed Agnellus of Pisa Custody

All Saints in Barton (Manchester, England)

The camellias were in full bloom!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019: His Lordship – the Right Reverend John Stanley Kenneth Arnold, Bishop of Salford welcomed our (BAP) Blessed Agnellus of Pisa Custos – Fr. Ciprian Budău, OFM Conv., Our Lady of the Angels Province Minister Provincial – the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv., our Blessed Agnellus of Pisa Custody Bursar – Fr. Rory Doyle, OFM Conv. and Blessed Agnellus of Pisa Friar – Fr. Agnellus Mary Murphy, OFM Conv. to a meeting at his chancellery in Manchester, England. There they discussed various options for the future of the Friars’ ministry at All Saints in Barton (Manchester, England). The BAP Custodial Chapter of 2017 established a Commission to do a thorough study of the Barton fraternal/ministerial complex, where for many years the Greyfriars’ “The Crusader Magazine” had been headquartered. The church is listed as Grade 1 and is considered to be the chief work of the architect Edward Welby Pugin. E.W. Pugin was an English architect, the eldest son of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. It is a remarkably complete example of Victorian Catholic Church architecture in the Gothic style.

Friar Ciprian, Bishop John Arnold, Friar Rory Friar Agnellus Mary

Visit with our friars in Walsingham, England
Fr. James Mary McInerney, OFM Conv., Fr. Gerard Mary Toman, OFM Conv. and  Bro. Solanus SIMM, OFM Conv.

Bro. Solanus, Friar James and Friar James Mary in front of the Greyfriars’ Friary, at 23 High Street, Walsingham

Inside the friary with Friar Gerard Mary

Friar James warms himself by the coal and timber fire in the 15th-century friary.

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