Celebration for the Canonisation of John Henry Newman

On Sunday 13 October we celebrated the canonisation of St John Henry Newman. St John Henry established the first Oratory in the English speaking world in Birmingham. He was a well known convert from Anglicanism having to give up much when he became a Catholic. He is...

October Updates

Brother Conor moved a step closer to priesthood when His Grace, Archbishop Coleridge, visited on September 9 to admit Brother as a candidate for Holy Orders.  Brother is resolved to complete his preparation for ordination, and the Archbishop has accepted that...

Day of Prayer for the Brisbane Oratory

On Friday 2nd August, the people of our Parish are being asked to pray for the fathers, brothers, and young men of the Brisbane Oratory in Formation. Intercessory prayer, sacrifice and penance are essential in the formation offaithful priests. To this end, the prayer...

Bl John Henry Newman to be Canonised on 13 October

The Fathers and Brothers of the Brisbane Oratory in Formation rejoice with our confreres around the world at the news that Blessed John Henry Newman will be canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday 13 October 2019.  Newman was ordained a priest in the Church of England and...

From the Reflection of the June Newsletter

Br Conor writes this months reflection in the Newsletter The last reflection which I shared with you was written from the cold and wet, yet always beautiful Eternal City, Rome. This time I am writing to you from sunny one day, perfect the next Brisbane (though if I am...

Feast of St Philip Neri

Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating the Feast of St Philip Neri, founder of the Oratory, and principal patron of the Brisbane Oratory in Formation. This feast day also marks four years since our Oratory in Formation officially began and we continue to...