Young Catholics

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 […]

ANNUAL EASTER RETREAT

Thursday 25th April 2019 The annual Easter Retreat – ‘Lord, Teach us to Pray’ – took place once more from Maundy Thursday until Easter Sunday at Downside Abbey and School. Retreatants enjoyed a stimulating and varied programme of workshops, talks and services, as well as having time for reflection and socialising. This year’s retreat was truly a […]

DOWNSIDE ABBEY RETREAT: MAKING TIME FOR GOD

Last weekend it was wonderful to welcome to Downside Abbey a group of men to our Catholic retreat – Making Time for God. Retreatants had the opportunity to break from the bustle of their usual weekend routines and make time to consider the place of prayer in daily life. Various members of the Downside monastic community […]