Ordination at Ealing Abbey

On 4 July 2015, Cardinal Vincent ordained Dom Ambrose McCambridge OSB to the priesthood at Ealing Abbey.

In his homily, Cardinal Vincent said to Dom Ambrose that he is 'called to continue this great tradition of monastic evangelisation, to contribute richly to the missionary outreach of this parish'.

Recalling the Lord's threefold question to St Peter, the Cardinal said that Jesus asked the question of him, Dom Ambrose, 'because He wishes to grant you countless opportunities to profess your deepest love for Him, even though you may be painfully aware of many moments of betrayal. By letting you exclaim your love for Him, your willingness to hand yourself over to Him unreservedly, Jesus opens wide your heart to the mission He gives you as His priest: "Feed my sheep".'

Continuing to address Dom Ambrose, the Cardinal said, 'it will now fall to you to feed the Lord’s sheep by your prayer, by your preaching and by the sacraments you celebrate. Celebrate them with that special Benedictine sensitivity to the Sacred Liturgy’s power to proclaim the presence of the Risen Lord and to draw us into a relationship with him'.

Following on from the ordination of five men to the secular priesthood on 27 June, Dom Ambrose is now the sixth priest ordained in the diocese in a fortnight. Please keep him and all the men in your prayers.

The full text of the Cardinal's homily can be found here.