Introducing De Mazenod House

Eugene de Mazenod visited Whitechapel in the East End of London in 1850. He witnessed great poverty and degradation in the local population, many of whom had fled famine in Ireland. He urged Fr. Robert COOKE to found a Mission here. The Oblates have been in Tower Hill since 1865, serving in English Martyrs Parish.

The De Mazenod Retreat and Spirituality Centre is a new initiative of the Anglo-Irish Province, seeking to respond to the ever-changing reality of this area of London. Tower Hill is on the fringe of the City of London. Many different communities make up the rich fabric of life in this area. The business people come to work there in the offices and financial institutions. The tourists come to see world heritage sites and are constantly moving around the streets between hotels and trains.

There is a local population of East End people who have seen many changes through good and bad times over the years. There are people from many nations who have come here to settle and make a living for themselves and their families.

We are located in a very historic part of London. You can touch walls built by the Romans, visit the sites of execution of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, see buildings from every age of the city’s long and colourful past. The city continues to grow and evolve as one of the world’s great financial centres.

English Martyrs Parish has been a place of Oblate Mission for more than 150 years. As we move into the future we hope that it can be a point of awareness for the worldwide Oblate Mission.

In De Mazenod House we will seek to minister to the rich tapestry of life which surrounds us. We will run different types of events and retreats. Some are for those with a faith background. Other events are suitable for those who are searching or living a spiritual life without religious commitment.

Besides running our own programme of events, we welcome those who provide spiritual resources and programmes from other faith traditions and backgrounds.

For more information contact Fr. Oliver BARRY at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (Oblate Connections, October 2012)

Source : omiworld.org

Eugene de Mazenod

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