Thursday, 15 January 2015

Boxing Day in London

On Boxing Day 2014, Sisters Innocentia, Attracta, Helina and Esther attended a Mass and social for Nigerian priests and religious in the Stratford Centre, Tottenham.

Arriving at the Centre

Celebrating Mass

After Mass

Social Gathering

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Christmas 2014

During Advent, Sisters Helina and Esther, with Sr. Clare Bernadette, attended a 3-day retreat in St. Joseph's Convent, Littlehampton, preached by Fr. David Blowey OFM Conv.  
As part of our preparations for Christmas, the Sisters arranged an Advent wreath and crib in the convent chapel and flowers at the Franciscan International Study Centre.

On Christmas Eve afternoon, Sisters Helina and Esther enjoyed the Carol Service in Canterbury Cathedral. Most of the Community attended night Mass at 10pm at the FISC.  Sr. Clare played the organ at the FISC for Christmas morning Mass. 
We were blessed with the company of two guests at lunch - Seun and Daniella.


During summer, when the evenings are light, we use the convent's back garden space for recreation.