Thursday, 29 May 2008

Vocation (6) UK Nuns and Sisters


O Sacred Heart, our home lies deep in thee
On earth thou art an exile’s rest
In heaven the glory of the blest
O Sacred Heart.


A project for a rainy day: catalogue all the convents in the UK that have working websites/blogs as of May 2008. I've included nuns and sisters and I'm sure the list is far from complete. If any Anglican orders have slipped on, I feel it would be churlish to remove them from the list. And yes I know tomorrow is a day of prayers for priests....this is not intended as a snub to them although I know many who are terrified of women religious. All need our support and prayers.

Poor Clares
Poor Clare Colettine Sisters in N Wales
Poor Clares at Woodchester
Poor Clares at Arundel

Cistercians
Cistercians at Whitland in Wales
Bernardine Cistercians in Stroud and Carnforth

Benedictines
Benedictine's of Minster Abbey nr Ramsgate
Benedictine's at Colwich
Benedictine's of St Cecelia's Ryde Isle of Wight
Tyburn Convent London
Benedictines of Turvey Abbey Bedfordshire
Benedictine's at Curzon Park Chester
Grace and Compassion Benedictines UK wide

Dominicans
Dominican Sisters of St Joseph Lymington
Dominican Sisters of St Catherine of Siena Bushey and Stone


Carmelites
General Information about Discalced Carmelite Convents in the UK
Carmelites at Wolverhampton
Carmel of Our Lady of Walsingham Langham
Carmel at Dysart Kirkaldy

Augustinians
Canonesses of St Augustine of the Mercy of Jesus Boarbank Hall


Others
Cenacle sisters
Sisters of Our Lady of Sion
Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul
Franciscan Missionary Sisters in Littlehampton
Daughters of Mary and Joseph
Fransiscan Sisters of the Third Order Regular UK wide
Holy Family of Bordeaux UK wide
Infant Jesus Sisters Wolverhampton
Ursuline Sisters UK wide
Congregations "founded" by Mary Ward Congregation of Jesus and the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary Loreto Sisters
Sisters of the Gospel of Life Glasgow
Little Sisters of the Poor Greenock and the World
Presentation Sisters Huddersfield Nottingham and Manchester
Sisters of St Joseph of Peace
Ursulines of Jesus Islington


Feel free to reply to me if I've left one of your favourites off the list and please pray for those discerning a vocation to the religious life and pray for those who may have an influence over their calling.

2 comments:

Tom in Vegas said...

That's quite a labor of love you put together for this post! Thank you:0)

AutumnRose said...

Please include the Benedictine Community at Curzon Park, Chester. Thanks!

http://www.curzonpark.org.uk/index.htm

:)