This page contains news and prayer requests
from the Downside Community.
10 March, 2021
The Downside Community have decided to go ahead with the celebration of the Abbatial Blessing of the Right Rev Dom Nicholas Wetz, to take place as a fairly ‘private affair’ in Downside Abbey on Saturday March 13th (further news to follow).
Please pray for Fr Nicholas, who was elected Abbot of Downside last August and who is leading our community through such a difficult time.
Our prayers are also for the world in which we live and we are so grateful for all the support we are receiving. Following last summer’s ‘News from Downside’ (below), a great many responses were communicated to members of the monastic community, including (for example) the following extracts from three different writers:
“St Benedict started his monasteries not for saints but for ordinary people with the faults most of us have, and his principles apply to everybody.”
“Can we not learn from our mistakes and proceed humbly towards a better future?”
“St Benedict’s awareness that love of possessions destroys the soul was never more needed than now.”
Newsletter; Summer 2020
Current Prayer Requests
These are published on the following pages. Click on the blue link below, to view each group of requests for Parish Prayer Requests for:-
- Parishioners who are “Seriously Ill”;
- Parishioners who are directly “Affected by Covid19“;
- Individuals who have notified “Personal Intentions“.
And for Deceased Parishioners:-
- Parishioners who have “Died Recently”;
- Parishioners who have “Died in the Past Year“;
- Deceased Parishioners whose “Anniversaries Occur this Week“.
Plus we have received suggestions for Prayers for:-