By a Stall Report& [he Benedictines at Cockfosters, a North London suburb, now working specially, together with so many other religious, for the return of Eastern Christians to unity, have now been given a unique House of Studies at Louvain by Abbot Boss schaerta 0.S.B.. their Abbot Cornmissary. Abbot Bosschaerts himself worked for a number of years at Cockfosters, and now resides in Beltium.
It is yet another Vita et Pax House nodelled along the lines made popuar by the Abbot. but of the Byeantine rite, with Dom Robert M. van Cauwelaert, 0.S.B., in charge.
" Its aim," says one of the Abbot's monks, " is to provide the young monks of our Benedictine Congregation of Mount Olivet, destined for the work of reunion, with an opportunity to acquire an all-round intellectual formation, and to enable them to specialise at Louvain University in those faculties which are of importance in view of their special vocation and future apostolate."
VITA ET PAX
Vita et Pax houses—Cockfosters is one — are Olivetan Benedictine Priories for monks and men-oblates; there es, at Cockfosters, a convent for Benedictine nuns and lady-oblates as well.
A characteristic of their work is emphasis on liturgy and high-class art, with the training of lay-folk in Catholic Action as a major speciality.