Dom Francis Rossiter, abbot emeritus

Dom Francis Rossiter

Dom Francis Rossiter

Dom Francis Rossiter drinks a demi tasse of coffee during recreation in the heart of the community in July 2012.

On this occasion the community were honoured by a visit of Fr Anthony Ward SM, Undersecretary of the Congregation of Divine Worship and Abbot Cuthbert Johnson OSB of the Vox Clara Committee to the newly established Liturgy Institute. They are sitting opposite Dom Francis on this occasion.

Educated at St. Benedict’s School, he entered the monastery then Ealing Priory — in 1949 and was professed in 1950. After his ordination in 1955 he studied in London and at the Lateran University in Rome, where he obtained a degree in Canon Law, JCD.

He joined the staff of St. Benedict’s School in 1958 and was appointed games master and second master in 1960.

Dom Francis Rossiter’s Service

Dom Francis was elected an abbey councillor in 1960 and served as abbot of St Benedict’s Abbey, Ealing for 24 years from 1967 to 1991.
He served as Abbot president of the English Congregation for many years and Pro-Primate of the Benedictine Confederation for one year

Ad multos annos!

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