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…

Clothing of Bruno Hegedüs

…He resolved to create me, such as I am…Unnumbered possible creatures, which God saw when He chose me, He left to remain in their nothingness…They might have been higher, holier, and more interesting. But there was some nameless thing about me that He preferred…It was just me, with my individual Read more…

God and the Soul; Three New Novices

On the Feast of the Assumption, Monday, August 15, 2016, the Very Rev. Provost Jonathan Robinson clothed three new Oratorian novices in the Fathers’ chapel of the Toronto Oratory. The three new novices completed their postulancy at the Oratory in the summer and thus entered their first probation for the Read more…

A House of Prayer; Clothing of Shawn Murphy

After a month’s postulancy, a candidate enters the novitiate by receiving the habit of St Philip before the assembled community. This we call his clothing. The Provost usually addresses us on these occasions, offering reflections on the beginning of an Oratorian vocation. Br Shawn Murphy is a young Australian who Read more…