Sister Helen Phillippa RIP

Sister Helen Phillippa RIP

Sister Helen Philippa died peacefully at Wantage Nursing Home at 9.00 pm on 15 July in the 58th year of her life Profession, aged 98. Vespers of the Dead will be at 5.00 pm on Monday 23 July 2018 at the Convent with the Requiem at 11.00 am on Tuesday 24 July followed...
Bishop of London blessed in role as Bishop Visitor

Bishop of London blessed in role as Bishop Visitor

The Church of England’s third most senior Bishop visited Wantage this weekend (15 & 16 June). The Rt Revd Dame Sarah Mullally, who was installed as the Bishop of London in May, visited the Community of St Mary the Virgin (CSMV), Wantage to take up a new role with...
TASTER DAY

TASTER DAY

Our last Taster Day went well with women wanting to spend some time with Sisters of the Community of St Mary the Virgin & to have a taste of the daily life at the Convent. On SATURDAY 7 JULY there’s another Taster Day for anyone who may want to explore...
RIP Sister Barbara Noreen

RIP Sister Barbara Noreen

SISTER BARBARA NOREEN died peacefully at St Katharine’s Nursing Home, Wantage at 9.10 am on Monday 30 April 2018 in her 67th year of life Profession, aged 97.  Vespers of the dead will be at 5.00 pm on Monday 21 May and the Requiem at 10.00 am, followed by...
Prayer in the Risen Christ

Prayer in the Risen Christ

  The first Mirfield/Wantage joint Retreat took place at the Mirfleld Retreat House at the end of April. The Retreat, led jointly by Br Philip CR and Sr Elizabeth Jane CSMV was a blessed time, with a mixture both of CR/CSMV contacts and new faces. It was a particular...
Purpose built flats for new teachers

Purpose built flats for new teachers

The Community of St Mary the Virgin (CSMV) in Wantage has just opened six new one-bedroom flats, designed to encourage newly qualified teachers to take up posts in Oxfordshire. St Mary’s Lodge, a large late 19th century house on the St Mary’s Convent site has been...
Easter Joy

Easter Joy

  The Lord is risen. Alleluia.  Thank you to all who sent us Easter greetings and have prayed for us.  With loving greetings from all the Sisters and prayers for you. The photo shows our Paschal Candle painted by Sr Phoebe. The butterflies are a symbol of the...
Osiligi Maasai Warriors

Osiligi Maasai Warriors

This last week we have had the delight of a troupe of Maasai warriors staying with us from Kenya.  They are currently on tour, sharing something of their music and living oral culture in schools, churches and other venues.  Through their tours they have been able to...
Mucknell Abbey Professions

Mucknell Abbey Professions

On Tuesday 8th August, Sr Stella and Sr Elizabeth Jane gathered with other Religious at Mucknell Abbey to witness and celebrate the Solemn Profession of Sr Alison OSB and the Simple Profession of Brother Aidan OSB. It was an inspiring and joyful occasion at which...