FR BENET Perceval, the oldest member of the monastic community at Ampleforth, has died at the age of 92. He died peacefully in the monastery infirmary, surrounded by some of his fellow monks in prayer. Fr Benet’s death was marked by the tolling of the Abbey’s “Gregory John” bell, which tolled every 30 seconds for each year of Fr Benet’s life. Peter Perceval was born in Wimbledon in 1916.
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Oldest monk dies aged 92
Keywords: Benet Perceval, Benedictines, Monastery, English People, British People, United Kingdom, Human Interest
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