Saturday, April 21, 2018

Hidden City: The Birmingham Oratory

 These are pictures of some of the internal rooms at the Birmingham Oratory - the room where the fathers have recreation in the evenings and obviously the refectory. I'm surprised at how austere the recreation room is and at how much like a monastery the refectory feels like. The Oratory was of course where Blessed John Henry Newman lived, whom I have touched on a couple of times here, and indeed his own rooms are kept as they were when he was alive and there are lots of pictures of them, but you don't get to see the Oratorians' domestic quarters. 
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