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COMMUNITIES IN THE UK
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Association of British Carmels Carmelite nuns belong to the Order of Discalced Carmelites. In Britain,
over 200 sisters live in eighteen Carmelite monasteries,
throughout England, Scotland and Wales. We follow
the inspiration of St. Teresa of Avila, our Spiritual
Mother, who believed that the most fruitful contribution she and her daughters could make for the good of
the Church and the world was to develop a profound
personal relationship with Jesus, in prayer, silence and
sacrifice, offered for the salvation of all. This ideal is
lived out in community life modelled on the friendship between Jesus and His disciples. The Eucharist is
at the center of each day. Work, both household and
remunerative, is sanctified by the full recitation of the
Divine Office, two hours of silent prayer, and spiritual
reading, as well as periods of recreation together. This
calling both demands and supports the total gift of self
to our loving God. www.carmelnuns.org.uk; firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.
Augustinian Sisters, Burgess Hill The Augustinian
Order was founded in 1842 in Bruges, Belgium by
Reverend Canon Peter John Maes who devoted his
life to the care of the mentally ill. The Sisters of St. Augustine was re-formed in 1866 when it established its
first home, St. George’s Retreat in Burgess Hill, Sussex,
principally to care for the mentally and physically ill.
The Sisters have continued to care for those that need
it ever since. Today our Sisters work in our own houses
in the Diocese of Plymouth, Northampton. We also
have Sisters in Birmingham and Westminster still carrying on the vision of Canon Peter Maes. St. George’s
is the Mother House, where the new care village and
three care homes have been established. www.anh.
org.uk; email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Bernardine Cistercians, England We are a monastic
and international Order of women living according
to the Rule of St Benedict. We respond to the calls
of the Church through our monastic life with our
work of hospitality and education. These are part of
our charism and make us sharers in the creative and
redemptive work of Christ. This search for God in
faith is the life-force of our whole day which is divided
between prayer and work, lived out in a community
united in love. Through lectio divina, personal prayer,
the celebration of the Divine Office and the daily Eucharist, we nourish our life of prayer. Our monastic life
calls for a certain withdrawal from the world, silence
and asceticism which purifies the heart. We respond
to the call of God who first loved us, by seeking him as
followers of Christ through our vows of obedience, stability and conversion of life, which include consecrated
chastity and the renunciation of all personal property.
We welcome women who feel called to a monastic
vocation to come and see. www.bernardine.org; firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.
Carmelites, Notting Hill, UK The mission of the
Carmelite is to enter, by the total gift of herself, into
the saving mission of Christ, who gave himself for
us that we might come to a fuller life in God. The
Carmelite is one with all people, those who believe,
those who search, and those who do not know that
they are searching. She identifies with all that is
worthy of humanity’s endeavour. Yet she is called to
a life that is counter-cultural: to live quietly, against
the background noise of the city; to live sparingly in
an increasingly wasteful age; to live hidden in a competitive society; above all, to live lovingly in a violent
world. In her contemplative prayer, the Carmelite
carries the needs and hopes of every person before
God, lifting the face of humanity to the Father, and
opening her heart to be a channel of his outpouring
love for all. Each sister works for the good of all
and everything is held in common. While silence
is maintained throughout the day as far as possible,
this is balanced by two periods of recreation when
the sisters come together to strengthen the bonds
of community life. www.carmelitesnottinghill.org.
uk/ formation.htm; email@example.com.
Member of Compass.
Cenacle Sisters Cenacle Sisters are inspired “to
work for the transformation of the world by awakening and deepening faith with and for the people
of our time.” Our three-fold mission is lived out
through Apostolic Service, Prayer, and Community
Life. Apostolic Service of making Christ known and
loved is carried out through a variety of ministries,
retreats, spiritual direction, chaplaincies, and faith
development. Prayer is at the center of the mystery of
the Cenacle and our lives as Cenacle Sisters. Inspired
by the Holy Spirit, prayer is at the heart of our ministry and our ministry inspires our prayer so that in all
things Christ may be made known and loved. Community Life is where we come together and seek to
have but one heart and soul. Our community of faith
is gathered out of love for God, united in our mission,
nourished by the Word of God and the Eucharist so
that we may have the grace of loving one another
as Christ has loved us. www.cenaclesisters.co.uk;
firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.
Congregation of Jesus Despite centuries of struggle
in a Church and a world unprepared for Mary Ward’s
pioneering vision, sisters of the Congregation of Je-
sus today are fulfilling her Ignatian dream of women
at the apostolic service of the Church and their fel-
low human beings all over the world. Formed in the
tradition of St. Ignatius and the Spiritual Exercises
we aspire to:
• be “wholly God’s” - finding God in all things;
• be “lovers of truth and workers of justice” in
the light of the gospel;
• live as companions of Jesus, sharing in His
mission to our brothers and sisters.
Whether by working in schools and universities,
prisons or hospitals, spirituality centers or chaplain-
cies, through education, spiritual direction, social
action for justice and hospitality we try to:
• live with passion;
• act with integrity;
• pray with desire.
Member of Compass.
Daughters of Charity, UK We belong to an international Roman Catholic congregation of women
founded by Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac.
We are given to God in community for the service
of people in need who are carrying the hardships and
poverties of our times. Our “cloister is the streets of
the city” and our Vincentian spirit is one of humility,
simplicity, and charity. Love embraces social justice
and we commit ourselves to work for social transformation to change the unjust structures that cause
poverty. Community is an essential support for our
way of life and our primary place of belonging. We live
together in community the better to fulfill our mission
of service. It is a setting in which joy and affection
nurture our human and spiritual growth as well as
our apostolic creativity. www.daughtersofcharity.org.
uk/. email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian
Sisters), UK Our religious family has its origin in
the heart and mind of St. John Bosco and the creative
fidelity with which St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello
and her sisters assumed the project he intended, that
of being called Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.
The Salesian Sisters of the Province of St. Thomas
of Canterbury feel strongly called to follow Jesus,
dedicating our lives to God through service for
others. The Salesian charism—our special gift and
responsibility—is to reach out to the young offering friendship, support, and help for their journey
through life, and especially looking out for those
most in need. Community is a key value for us. We
consider it important to live together as “family.”
We encourage others to work with us for the good
of the young, and most communities benefit by the
presence of committed Salesian cooperators and co-workers. www.salesiansisters.org.uk; paulinefma@
googlemail.com. Member of Compass.
Daughters of St. Paul, UK We are an international
Catholic community of religious women dedicated
to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. Our
spirituality is nurtured by the Eucharist and the Word
of God and expressed through our collaborative effort
to present the living message of Christ in a way that
is meaningful for people today. We are committed to
spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ, through
word, color, and sound in the spirit of the apostle
Paul. We use all forms of communication, new and
old, to enable people of every nation to find for them-
selves an answer to their hearts’ deepest questions. Sr.
Germana Santos; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.paul-
ineuk.org/daughters-of-st-paul. Member of Compass.