Manquehue News

Month of Service (October 2017)

Pupils and staff have taken part in a ‘Month of Service’ throughout October.  During the course of the past few weeks, pupils have taken part in a range of activities to help others, ranging from leading art workshops for pupils of Fosseway School, to sanding refectory tables in Fr Michael’s workshop, and helping Fr James […]

Founder of the Manquehue movement visits Downside

The Manquehue Apostolic Movement celebrates its 40th Anniversary throughout 2017 and we were delighted to welcome Jose Manuel Eguiguren, its founder, to Downside earlier this week. The highlight of Jose Manuel’s visit was an encounter with some pupil members of the Downside Lectio groups; together they enjoyed a supper and a Q&A session. The group watched a film about […]

Staff Retreat

Each year, there are opportunities for pupils and staff to go on retreat, often away from Downside, to explore faith and friendship.   This week, a group of staff visited the Ammerdown Centre, led by Fr James and members of the St Scholastica Community. During the visit there was a chance to explore the Rule […]

Lectio Christmas Celebration

Pupils gathered for a special Lectio Christmas celebration at the end of last week. Over a third of pupils regularly volunteer to take part in a Lectio group at Downside, and it was great to see all of these pupils join forces to celebrate the end of term and Christmas. The event took place in the […]