Posts Tagged ‘Benedictines’

Benedictines to leave Downside Abbey

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

The Benedictine monks of Downside Abbey have announced they are to leave their Somerset monastery after 200 years. The decision comes soon after the abbey and its monastic community completely separated from Downside School, a move that followed a 2018 investigation by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) into abuse at both Downside Read more

Anti-establishment Benedictine nun enters politics

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

An anti-establishment Spanish nun, who is also a Harvard-educated doctor in public health, is moving into the world of politics. Sr Teresa Forcades, from the Benedictine monastery of Monserrat near Barcelona, is running in the next Catalan election in September. The vote has been dubbed a de facto referendum on independence from Spain. Sr Teresa Read more