England & Wales

St Michael’s Abbey, Farnborough
the home of the liturgical movement in England and Wales
through the academic current created by
DD Cabrol, Férotin, Gougaud and Villecourt

The French monks at Farnborough have made a lasting contribution to Liturgical studies and the Liturgical Movement. In particular, we can mention:

Dom Lambert Beauduin OSB, (1873-1960) (photo below left) came to England in 1915 to preach a retreat at Farnborough Abbey. Beauduin’s  retreat notes of 1915 show his appreciation of Edmund Bishop.

Abbot Fernand Cabrol (1855-1937), formerly prior of the French Abbey of Saint Pierre de Solesmes, had dreamed of a monastic foundation dedicated to liturgical studies, realised at last at Farnborough Abbey,

Dictionnaire d’Archéologie Chrétienne et de la Liturgie.

Dom Marius Férotin (1885-1964), Le Liber Mozarabicus Sacramentorum et les manuscripts mozarabes, ed. M. Férotin (MEL 6), Firmin-Diot Paris 1912. The Mozarabic Rite.

Dom Louis Gougaud, Christianity in Celtic Lands, 1932 (French and English) republished 1994

Dom Aloysius Villecourt, Syriac and Coptic studies

“The Homilies of Macarius”, J Theol Studies (1921) os-XXII (3): 259-262.
Les observances liturgiques et la discipline du jeûne dans l’Eglise copte (d’après la Lampe des ténèbres, chap. XVI-XIX), Le Muséon 36 (1923), pp. 249-292 ; 37 (1924), pp. 201-280 ; 38 (1925), pp. 261-320.

Dom Henri Cottineau (1863-1936), History of the Monastic Order

Dom Jules Baudot,

Les Evangéliaires, Bloud, Paris 1908 (Burns and Oates, London 1884).
The Roman Breviary: Its Sources and History, London 1910.
History of the Monastic Breviary.
Hymnes latines et hymnaires, Bloud et Gay, Paris 1914.
La dédicace des églises.

Other monks of the house but not buried here are:

Dom André Wilmart (1876- 1941)

Dom Henri LeClercq (1869-1929) Paléographie Musicale 1889ff.

 

Since 1948, the Abbey has been part of the Subiaco Congregation and Dom Cabrol’s dream of a monastic foundation dedicated to liturgical studies is today lived here.

There is an appeal for funds to build a Monastic Education Centre to house an educational apostolate at the abbey.

 

QUARR ABBEY                  Dom Henry AshworthRt Rev. Dom Cuthbert Johnson
DOWNSIDE ABBEY
AMPLEFORTH ABBEY    Dom Bernard McElligott
BELMONT ABBEY            Rt Rev. Dom Cuthbert Hedley (Wales)
STANBROOK ABBEY       Dame Maria Boulding
BUCKFAST ABBEY           Rt Rev. Dom Anscar Vonier
EALING ABBEY
PRINKNASH ABBEY
OULTON ABBEY
RAMSGATE – CHILWORTH ABBEY
DOUAI ABBEY
CURZON PARK, CHESTER
WORTH ABBEY
TURVEY ABBEY

Scotland                                Ireland

 

© James Leachman, O.S.B.,  29 April 2011