Douai Abbeyis home to a community of monks of theEnglish Benedictine Congregation. Under the patronage of St Edmund, King & Martyr, we were founded in Paris in 1615. Uprooted by the French Revolution we settled at Douai in Flanders, finally returning to England in 1903, to Woolhampton in Berkshire.
However, the primary work of the monks is the regular celebration of the sung Divine Office and the Mass, and all our liturgical worship is open to the public. While this website explains our life,history and vocationin greater depth, you are always welcome tocome and see.
IF ANYONE WHILE HE RECITES a psalm, a responsory, an antiphon, or a lesson, makes a mistake, and does not humble himself there before all by making satisfaction, let him undergo a greater punishment, because he would not correct by humility what he did amiss through negligence.