The Guild Shop is an apostolate of
The Oratory of St Philip Neri at Cardiff

The Guild Shop’s purpose is to promote and support the Catholic faithful and their families in the pursuit of personal holiness through access to classical prayer books, Roman missals, spiritual reading, Church History, lives of the saints, manuals of popular Catholic piety, handmade rosaries and Catholic and Oratorian publications.

The Guild is under the Patronage of Our Lady of Penrhys. The Guild Shop sources popular devotional material to encourage devotion to Our Lady of Pen Rhys.

The Guild Shop supports the apostolates of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri at Cardiff and its Fund for the education of young men for the Catholic Priesthood.

On 11 February 2016, The Archbishop of Cardiff gave his permission for the establishment of an Oratory of St Philip Neri in Cardiff. This Oratory in formation was established by the Decree, on 22 March 2016, of The Very Rev. Fr. Mario Aviles, Procurator General of the Confederation of the Congregations of the Oratory, Rome.

Fr. Ignatius Harrison was appointed Delegate to the Oratory in formation in Cardiff by the Procurator General. Fr. Sebastian Jones was appointed Moderator of the community in formation. Fr. Sebastian M. was clothed on the Feast of St Catherine of Sienna, 2016. Fr Alexander M. was clothed on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 2016. Bro. Illtyd M. was clothed after First Vespers on the Feast of St Joseph, 2019. Bro. David-Lewis M. was clothed on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 2020. Bro. Joseph M. was clothed on the Feast of St. Joseph Vaz, 2021.

The Fathers and Brothers of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri in Formation at Cardiff are members of a society of apostolic life. Following the way of the Sixteenth Century priest, St. Philip Neri, they are dedicated to Prayer, Word of God, and the Sacraments — especially the worthy celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Sacrament of Confession. The Oratorians have the care of souls in the Parish of St. Alban-on-the-Moors, Splott, entrusted to them by His Grace, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Cardiff. In establishing the Oratory, Archbishop Stack, wrote, “I pray that this Oratorian Community … will be a fruitful witness to the Gospel in exploring new ways to serve those both within the Church and those living on the peripheries of society in the City and in the Diocese of Cardiff.” They also serve the Sisters and residents of Nazareth House, Cardiff. There are currently five members of the community, two priests and three brothers in formation for the priesthood.

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