Novena of St Gregory the Great
Thursday 3rd – Friday 11th March 2022

Father God, we thank you for the monks of the community of St Gregory and for all that they have done for Downside School throughout its history.

We thank you in particular for Father James and Father Boniface, who have given us spiritual guidance and have prayed and cared for us since our arrival at Downside.

We pray for the monks now, as they prepare to move to Buckfast Abbey. We ask you to bless and encourage them as they leave the home that they have known and the Monastery, Abbey and School where they have served you for many years. We ask you to direct them as they step into the next stage of their life as a community in your service.

We pray for our School, that we would uphold the values that the community of St Gregory planted and nurtured in us.

In all these things we pray that your name would be glorified and the love of Christ would reign supreme.


Thank you to Helen Kelsh for this Novena.