CONTRIBUTION BY ENGLISH MONK:
“Much comment in England about the long overdue and courageous move made by Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton in clipping the wings of his two errant priests Fathers Bede Rowe and Alexander Redman
Long a thorn this good man’s side, they have bullied him for years since arriving in the sleepy backwater diocese after having left Ealing Abbey together some 20 years ago.
By all accounts the two monks were inseparable and the source of much division in the community and well as comment.
Since then the ultra-traditionalists have ruined every parish they have been given including ripping out forward facing altars and restoring altar rails.
In desperation the gentle bishop gave in to their incessant demands to be allowed to set up their own community, giving them the bizarre parish of Glastonbury; a dead-end place full of hippies and witches, though he refused their petition to allow them to each be Abbot in turn.
They had hoped to attract young men as novices, but alas not one has come.
It remains to be seen what their next move will be, but shorn of the extraordinary form that they so worship, its rumoured that they are already exploring throwing in their lot with the Lefebvrite’s who have a shrine in nearby Bristol.
Or maybe they will join the community of Buckfast, led by the ultra-traditionalist Dom Richard Charlesworth?
Now there’s a tale to be told! He has just been re-elected abbot for the fourth time in twenty years, after living for the last several years in a luxury penthouse apartment in a West Country city with a handsome Turk.
The young man has followed his benefactor to the monastery and briefly flirting with the Portsmouth diocese.
What is it about West Country monasteries? Must be the cider, or the tonic wine”!
SILVERSTREAM TRYING TO RECOUP ITS MISSING 3 MILLION BY SELLING E 12 MUGS.
They can hit E 3,000,000 by selling 250,000 mugs.
Why not introduce some more mugs to help?
A KIRBY mug?
A DEENIHAN mug?
A GAY MONK mug?
DICK PURCELL CONDUCTING AN INSPECTION OF MELLIFONT MONASTERY BEGINNING TODAY 🤣
Dick Purcell is off to Mellifont Abbey on an inspection beginning today.
It will be his job to isolate any misbehaviour there are report and correct it.
Talk about the fox in the chicken run….
He is being accompanied by an abbess.