• Our latest Newsletter

    Our latest Newsletter

    We have uploaded our latest newsletter which captures the good work and progress being made here at St Benedict’s Academy, Preston, Lancashire. Read more in the newsletter which can be downloaded here. Our work depends on your goodwill and support both in prayer and where you feel able by financial means.  We need: …
  • A newly-ordained priest at St Benedict’s

    A newly-ordained priest at St Benedict’s

    Dear friends, No sooner had I arrived in England than I happily took up my duties as chaplain at St Benedict’s Academy. It was back to school for me after 7 years of seminary. What could be better for a young priest who has everything to learn about the priestly life! Indeed, I …
  • Catechism

    Catechism

    “What is the difference between a friar and a monk?” asked Sister one day in catechism. Several hands shot up enthusiastically. “The difference is,” answered one child somewhat naively but honestly, “that a monk has the back of his head shaved and a friar does not.”  …. “How many people do you think …
  • Bridging the Gap

    Bridging the Gap

    On the last day of term, the youngest children were set a challenge: make a bridge long enough to span a desk using art straws and a small amount of tape. We had a look at some famous bridges and talked about what made them strong. It was harder than we thought; the …

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