Young Catholics

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 […]

DOWNSIDE INSPIRES ADORATION AT ST BEDE’S COLLEGE, BRISTOL

St Bede’s Catholic College in Bristol¬†will be starting Adoration in its new chapel in the centre of the School, which has just been consecrated by the Bishop of Clifton, Declan Lang. Dom Leo concelebrated Mass with the Parish Priest, Fr. Cosmos Ikirodah, after which more than 400 pupils adored the Blessed Sacrament displayed in a […]

WHAT HAPPENS ON A CATHOLIC RETREAT?

Retreats take a variety of formats, but one element is true for all of them. We leave our everyday life behind (as far as possible) and try to give focused time to our relationship with God and with our faith. How we do that will depend on whether we attend an organised retreat with other […]

MONASTIC VOCATIONS – HOW TO BECOME A MONK

There are as many routes to becoming a Benedictine monk as there are monks, but there do seem to be common features. The journey will often begin with the idea that being a monk (or a priest) is possible for me. It may well come completely out of the blue. It may come as the […]