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…

Christ is King: Even during COVID

If Christ is king, why so much darkness? Why disease? Why government orders that seem to defy common sense? Whatever it is that is making you anxious, take heart.  Be not afraid. Christ is King.  But we must not forget that he first reigned from the Cross. Are you afraid of covid?  Be Read more…

Clothing of Jeffrey Sullivan

On the feast of St John Henry Newman, October 9, the Very Rev. Provost Paul Pearson clothed Br Jeffrey Sullivan in the habit of St Philip, and he thus began his noviciate at the Toronto Oratory.  Jeffrey Sullivan was born in 1992 in Ottawa, Ontario. Interested from an early age Read more…

Taking Shape

Work on Renovatio has continued, with the new seminary building starting to take shape. After the pouring of additional cement for the basement, steel was put in place, and another level of cement was poured. Please continue to pray for the Toronto Oratory and the Renovatio project.

Construction Begins

Renovatio has been progressing well, with construction of the new seminary building in full swing after the demolitions in June. Following excavation, the construction team has moved on to building up the underlying architecture, and concrete has been poured. In addition to the new building, some interior renovations are also Read more…

Demolition Underway

Now that our final permits are at last in the offing, Renovatio has moved into a new phase, commencing with the demolition of existing structures to make way for the new seminary building. Although scaffolding went up in the winter, it was not until the beginning of this month that Read more…

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