SEMINARIANS FROM Allen Hall, the London seminary, joined others for an allnight vigil before the relics of St Thérèse on Tuesday October 13.
Bishop Bernard Longley gave an address. He said: “As we gather together in vigil tonight in the presence of the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux our thoughts and prayers have as their particular focus something very familiar to the young Thérèse Martin – that is the reality that in every generation Our Lord calls people to particular vocations within the life of the Church.
“We are blessed that this remarkable saint’s relics are with us in Westminster Cathedral during the Year for Priests and that the seminarians and staff of our seminary at Allen Hall are keeping prayerful watch during this night.
“Thérèse was nothing if not determined about how to respond to God’s call and she perceived it with astonishing clarity from the earliest age. This clarity of vision... testifies to the depth of her prayer life.”