EASTER RETREAT 2019
The Monastic Community at Downside Abbey invite everyone to join them for the annual Easter Retreat from Thursday 18th April to Sunday 21st April 2019. An outline of the programme can be found here. Young and old, families and friends are welcome to take part in a range of services, workshops and activities to celebrate this special […]
NEW! WEEKLY PODCASTS FROM THE ABBEY
Each week, Downside Abbey will be bringing you a podcast from the monastic community. Topics include: Vocation Stories Origins of monasticism What is an Abbot? You can also listen on our You Tube or Soundcloud pages.
Last year, Downside Abbey received an e-mail from Einsiedeln Abbey, Switzerland, asking whether we would like to participate in a project to receive young men to live and work in our community, who are seeking more meaning in their life, and may even be open to a vocation. Not expecting anything to come of it, […]
LIVING A LITURGICAL LIFE
‘Klein aber fein’ (small but great) as the Germans say. Three young men came to Downside recently to take part in our retreat thinking about ‘Living a Liturgical Life’, aimed at men considering the possibility of a vocation to the priesthood or religious life. All forms of Christian life involve engagement with the Liturgy, and […]