Last Tuesday, the York Oratory gained another member. Perry Fox received the habit of St Philip and took the name of Gabriel, after St Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin, an Italian Passionist saint and the patron of Oratorian novices. Br Gabriel is originally from Sheffield and graduated this year in Psychology from the University of Bristol. He is pictured with the community, with his Novice Master, Fr Daniel and his former University Chaplain, Fr Rupert Allen who encouraged his vocation.
Br Gabriel's joining the York Oratorians brings the size of the Community back to six. Br Adam has been granted temporary leave of absence, and is currently living elsewhere.
The picture above, taken in the garden of the Rectory at York, shows Br David, Fr Duffield (Provost), Br Gabriel, Fr Saward (Parish Priest), Fr Brown and the recently ordained Fr O'Connell.