“Let the oratory be what it is called, a place of prayer; and let nothing else be done or kept there.”
a spiritual friendship
Members of the Canons Regular of St. Gilbert of Sempringham befriended Fr. John Hodgins and the people of St. Thomas More, Toronto, when members visited in the Summer of 2016. The congregation, established in 2014, is based at the Church of St. Vincent de Paul (263 Roncesvalles Avenue) and is a worshipping community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.
The vision for the parish is based on the desire “to worship God in the beauty of holiness” (Ps 29:2), and to express in their worship Christ’s call to unity and the hope for the healing of divisions among the followers of Christ.
“The good people of St. Thomas More have been instrumental in showing us the path to full communion” Fr. Robert-Charles says, “and so we wanted to thank them with a special friendship based in daily prayer.” The Gilbertines Canons pray, with love and thanksgiving, for St. Thomas More, Toronto, and for Fr. John Hodgins at Lauds and Vespers.
Visit St. Thomas More [here].