Manquehue News

New members of the St Scholastica Community

We are delighted to have welcomed four new members of the St Scholastica Community to Downside during the Half Term break.  The four men, Cristobal Valdes, Rodrigo Vidal, Nicolas Meneghello and Vicente Tagle are all members of the Chilean Manquehue Apostolic Movement, and are now resident on site, working with both staff and pupils. Situated in […]

Whole School Retreat [2017]

Pupils and staff took part in a Whole School Retreat, last week. Working within houses, under the guidance of senior pupils and chaplaincy staff, the pupils worked together on a number of tasks to strengthen their faith and team bond.  To learn more about the work of the Chaplaincy team at Downside, click here.   

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 […]