Book launch for “Spiritual Direction from Dante: Ascending Mount Purgatory” and “Yearning for Paradise”

As successor volumes to Spiritual Direction from Dante: Avoiding the Inferno (TAN Books, 2019), Fr Paul Pearson has published two further commentaries on the Divine Comedy. They are subtitled Ascending Mount Purgatory and Yearning for Paradise. On Saturday, April 25, the Oratory was delighted to host a reception and book-signing dedicated to the publication of the Read more…

Renovatio Building Project – Final Phase

With spring upon us, construction and exterior stonework can now continue. Thankfully, the seasonal delays have not affected the new building coming into use: seminarians have moved in and teaching has been underway in the classrooms. And both classes and parish groups have been making use of our new classroom Read more…

Completion in sight

Great progress on Renovatio has been made since our last update. The new building isn’t fully completed, but we have partial occupancy permission and some students already in residence, with more to follow. Refined decorative details adorning the interior are also now receiving their finishing touches. The classrooms are due Read more…

Steady progress on Renovatio

Work on the Renovatio building project has been allowed to continue, and the project is still on track for completion in the summer. Most of the progress is now happening in the interior of the structure, though some changes are visible from the outside, such as the windows and first models Read more…

Enclosing the Structure

Mild weather in December and January has allowed construction to continue on the exterior of the new building for Renovatio. The project is still continuing under new COVID protocols, and remains on track to be finished in the summer. Please continue to pray for the Toronto Oratory and the Renovatio Read more…

Basic Structure

As winter approaches, Renovatio progresses with the hope of having an enclosed structure so that construction can continue on the inside throughout the winter. Two additional floors of cement have been poured since the last update, and walls are now starting to go up. Please continue to pray for the Read more…