Saturday, February 6, 2010

Two Benedictine abbots from England

Anscar Vonier, abbot of Buckfast Abbey from 1906 to 1938.


Bruno Hicks, abbot of Downside Abbey from 1933 to 1938. Thanks to Fr. Selvester for sending in this one!

1 comment:

Christian said...

My Grandfather said that when he was at Ampleforth Abbey's College (1945-1950) that the job all the altar boy's wanted was carrying the Abbot's cappa magna train. The boy who did it was dressed in full "Spanish Dress" like the chamberlains at the Vatican. :-)