Father Jonathan Robinson, C.O. the founding superior of the Toronto Oratory, has just gone to eternity, after a brief illness. Ordained in 1962, just as the Second Vatican Council was beginning, Father Robinson saw the writing on the wall, that there was a need to preserver ‘tradition’, in all that term means – not least, the liturgical. He joined the Congregation of the Oratory founded by Saint Philip Neri in the 16th century, which was in turn brought to England by Saint John Henry Cardinal Newman in the 19th, and brought to Canada, ultimately Toronto, via Montreal, in 1979 by Father Robinson.

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