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Monastic Vocation Retreat

Monastic Vocation Retreat

16th - 19th February | No Cost

Practicing Catholic men, 20's to 40's, seriously considering the possibility of a vocation as a Benedictine monk at Buckfast Abbey in Devon, are invited to come for a 'Come & See' Vocations Weekend the first weekend of Lent, 16th-19th February 2018.

St.Benedict says 'Lent is an opportunity for making up for our negligence at other times'. It's a time for special effort and serious reflection. If you are moved by the Passion and Death of Christ, and look to share in His Resurrection, why not 'Come and See'. Men wishing to attend this retreat can contact the monastery guest master by email: This will be a guided retreat with a short programme of talks.

Blessing of The Monastic Way and new shop - 5th April 2018

The Monastic Way is an interactive presentation of the Benedictine way of life and how it is lived at Buckfast.

Mary: Icon of the Church

Mary – Icon of the Church
The Role of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The doctrine of the Trinity contains within it the reason for the uniqueness of humanity’s relationship with God – Jesus, being true God and true man unites divinity ...

Kindness: a School Mass

Kindness – a School Mass

Jesus says that we must love others as he loves us. We must think about what he might mean by this. In the first place we know that he showed his love by allowing ...

Baptism of Teddy

Baptism of Teddy

Living as a Christian means wanting to be a complete human being. We easily think of the Christian claim that Jesus is God, but we should also think that Jesus is a human being in the fullest ...

Quiet Day at Buckfast Abbey led by Dom Christopher Delany O.S.B.

Jesus said 'Love your enemies', is this at all possible? The day begins with tea & coffee at 10.00am and runs until 3.00pm

Exeter Philharmonic Choir

Summer in the Abbey Exeter Philharmonic Choir Parry I was glad with works by Fauré, Vaughan Williams and Duruflé

Bee Keeping - Swarming: A fresh approach

Swarming: A fresh approach This two part seminar/workshop will help you understand the complexities of swarming behavior and demonstrate various methods to stop you losing your bees by working with their natural instincts.