Young Catholics

RETREAT ON THE INCARNATION

Despite wind, rain and cold, more than 30 young Catholic adults came to Downside Abbey from around the country last weekend to take part in a retreat looking at the Incarnation, one of the core doctrines of Christian faith. The main speaker was Sebastian Morello, from the Centre for Catholic Formation in the Archdiocese of […]

NEW POSTULANT AT DOWNSIDE

Any community needs new members to arrive, just as older members go to their eternal reward. It is great for us at Downside to welcome our new Postulant, a young man in his mid-20s, who had previously worked as a librarian. He has been us for a few months and has recently begun to wear […]

HOLY LAND PILGRIMS GATHER

Over the weekend a number of the pilgrims travelling together to the Holy Land in July visited Downside as part of the preparation for their trip. Some of the practicalities of the pilgrimage were on the agenda, but the weekend was also an opportunity to get to know one another, and to pray in preparation. […]

BACK TO SWITZERLAND

For the past year Downside Abbey in Somerset has been participating in the Klosterzeit project, organised by Einsiedeln Abbey in Switzerland. The project enables young men to spend six months in Benedictine abbeys in different parts of the world. The volunteers take part in aspects of monastic life in the communities and help with a […]