Firstly, I would like to welcome Fr Beverley Ahern to the Redemptorist Community.

He has joined us from Clapham, where a major renovation of the monastery is about to take place. At 90 he is the oldest member of the Province and continues to manage extremely well in spite of the serious deterioration of his sight.

In a sense he is returning home because he was born and bred in Liverpool.

Many of you will know his brother, Raymond, and his sister-in-law, Evelyn.