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August 2012

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Ordinariate Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi

2012 saw THE PORTAL’S first Pilgrimage ... a very successful Pilgrimage with Mgr Keith Newton to Rome ... and now, due to popular demand, plans are well in hand for 2013 for

a Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi ... including being present at an Audience with the Holy Father and staying near St Peter’s Basilica in Rome and in the old hill town of Assisi.

Te dates are Monday 25th February to Monday 4th March 2013 flying from London Gatwick. Te cost is £699 and includes return scheduled flights on British Airways: Gatwick – Rome, UK and Italy departure taxes, one piece of checked in luggage per person, seven nights accommodation in shared twin-bedded rooms with en- suite facilities, continental breakfasts and dinners, entrance to all the churches and Basilicas in Rome , the Papal General Audience, daily Mass and guided tours as detailed in the itinerary.

Extras, such as travel insurance and some optional extras

are detailed in the itinerary and the single room supplement is £119 for the 7 nights (limited availability).

Full details and a Booking form will be found by visiting:

Happy return

to Littlemore MANY OF you will remember that last year in July we held the first of our “Newman Days” at Littlemore in Oxford. Tis year we at THE PORTAL held the second of our Newman Days at Littlemore. We assembled mid morning for coffee before Sister Bianca of the Spiritual Family of the Work gave us a most interesting and informative talk about the great man. Te Spiritual Family of the Work care for the College, and live their Religious Life there.

John Henry Newman lived here in what he called

“Te College” for our years while he prayed and pondered his future. Eventually Blessed Dominic Barberi received him in the Catholic Church in the Library at Littlemore.

Fr Paul Berrett came and celebrated Mass for us in

beautiful Oratory at Littlemore, before we all enjoyed on magnificent lunch. As it was such a pleasant day, the talk and the lunch were able to be held in the lovely

Ten it was back to the College for Tea and more

food! It was a wonderful day. Do look out for the third Newman Day in 2013.

garden at Littlemore. In the aſternoon, Sr Bianca took

us on a tour of Te College, including the Library where Newman asked to be received into the Church, his room (very spartan) and the wonderful Oratory. Ten we walked the short distance to the Cof E parish Church which he built with the financial aid of his mother.

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