St Raphael's Fund

"Give us truly holy priests who, inflamed with the fire of Thy divine love, seek nothing but Thy greater glory and the salvation of souls."     Saint Jean-Marie Vianney, the Curé of Ars.

Tomorrow's Priests

St Raphael’s Fund supports the training, ecclesiastical education and maintenance of our novices and students for the priesthood. We maintain this special Fund because the Oratory is responsible in all matters for the recruitment, education and training of its own students for the priesthood. All priests of the London Oratory are incardinated into the Oratory itself and not into the Diocese. This means that we are also financially responsible for the care and welfare of our own elderly and infirm priests. We do not receive any funding for these purposes from the archdiocese or any other body.


If you are able to make a donation, cheques should be made payable to the 'London Oratory Charity' and accompanied by a note prioritising St Raphael's Fund. Donations are also eligible for Gift Aid, which enables us to recover the income tax on the donation without of course any further loss to the donor.


Please pray that through the intercession of Our Lady  and St Philip God will continue to call men to join our Community, so that His work here may prosper, both now and in the years to come.