Benedictines meet to discuss their future

23 July 2015 | by Christopher Lamb
Members of the English Benedictine Congregation (EBC) are due to meet tomorrow for a specially arranged gathering to discuss how to best foster new life in its monasteries, writes Christopher Lamb. The EBC is composed of 13 autonomous houses of monks and nuns, with 10 based in England and three in the United States. These include Ampleforth, in North Yorkshire, and Downside, in Somerset; Worth, in West Sussex and St Benedict’s, in Ealing, West London, all of which oversee independent secondary schools.The extraordinary general chapter will take place at Buckfast Abbey, in Devon, from Sunday until next Wednesday. Abbot Richard Yeo, the abbot president of the EBC, explained that the meeting, which he said would look at how to promote renewal in its monasteries, had been called by the

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