On Sunday 2nd November Dom Benedict Andersen, OSB, celebrated his first Mass in St Kevin’s, having been ordained to the Priesthood the previous day by Bishop Michael Smith of Meath. Dom Benedict is a member of the Benedictine community at Silverstream Priory. The vestments used were specially commissioned from Watts of London. The sacred music was by the Lassus Scholars. Click on the images to enlarge.
The prayers at the foot of the altar: Introibo ad altare Dei…
Dom Benedict’s Prior, Dom Mark Kirby, preaches the sermon:
Processing back to the sacristy:
Dom Benedict gives his first blessing to his father and mother, and they kiss his newly-consecrated hands.
Photograps by Pawel Kula.