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Clapham Update...

9th August, 2011



Dear Confreres,


I am sure that many of you are deeply concerned about the current riots taking place in some of the cities of this country.


In particular, Clapham has featured on the news recently. I have just spoken with Fr. Dominic O'Toole, who tells me that the situation is indeed very tense. He went to Clapham Junction this morning to ascertain the state of one of the shops run by the Ace of Clubs, and is happy to report that it was almost the only shop that was not attacked and looted.


This afternoon he has arranged for boarding to be erected on the shop adjoining the Monastery, and informs me that all the local shops are closed and shuttered; the Post Office and banks and likewise closed.


I have asked Fr. Dominic to assure the Clapham community of our concern and prayers at this time. If there is any further information available, I will communicate it to you as soon as I can.


With best wishes,


In Christ the Redeemer, 

Ronald J. McAinsh, C.Ss.R.

Provincial Superior