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A view of Downside Abbey  in Stratton-on-the- Fosse, Somerset

An warm account of significant figures with close links to the English Benedictine community

The Vocation Network for Catholic Religious Life and Priesthood website

Vocation Network will make it easier for people to select an order

St Benet's was the last single-sex undergraduate body in Oxford University

The Benedictine institution at Oxford University has acquired a second site, currently run by the Society of the Sacred Heart

The cloister at St Benedict's School, Ealing

Ealing Abbey to hand over control of school

Benedictines will no longer run school in west London following allegations of clerical sex abuse said to have occurred over 20 years

Pope Benedict XVI passes before the remains of Pope Celestine V after a Mass in Sulmona, Italy                    (AP Photo)

Pontiff marks 800th birthday of 13th-century hermit Pope Celestine V
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