February 2nd 2011
The Fathers held their triennial election this morning. Fr Daniel Seward was elected as Provost, with Fr Dominic Jacob and Fr Joseph Welch as Deputies. Fr Dominic is the Vice-Provost.
The picture below shows Fr Daniel with Fr Robert Byrne, who has been Provost for the past twenty years, since the foundation of our House.
I am sure all of us who worship at the Oratory are immensely grateful to Fr Robert for all that he has made possible over these last twenty years, and wish him an enjoyable sabbatical. Equally I am sure we all recognise Fr Daniel's many gifts and can be confident that the Oxford Oratory will continue to flourish under his stewardship.