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COMMUNITIES IN THE UK
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God, supporting each other and continuing the Mission of Jesus. At the heart of Presentation Spirituality
is compassion and hospitality. We are called to a
reflective way of living in which our prayer moves us
to action and our action to prayer. Nano Nagle, our
foundress, began her work of liberation of the poor
in Cork, Ireland, in a setting of political oppression,
displacement of people, economic and social injustice
and deprivation of human rights. She brought to
the sad reality of her day all that a person can ever
bring - her own response made in faith to God, whom
she knew to be present in each human life. Inspired
by her example, other women, in circumstances at
once amazingly different, amazingly similar, have
down the centuries, brought to the developing story
their own unique contribution in every continent.
blueyonder.co.uk. Member of Compass.
Religious of the Assumption, UK Founded by St
Marie Eugenie Milleret, contemplative prayer is the
source and strength of our community life and our
mission. Each day we gather together for the Liturgy
of the Hours, to celebrate the Eucharist, and for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We are educators by
vocation, seeking to make Jesus Christ and his Church
known and loved. Convinced that each of us has a
mission on earth, through our diverse educational
ministries we help each person discover the contribution they are called to make to the building up of God’s
Kingdom and the transformation of society. Founded
in 1839 we are an international Congregation, present
in 34 countries. www.assumptionreligious.org/; email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, UK As Sisters of
the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we follow Christ
who is always to be found in those places where pain,
hunger, intolerance, and hatred tear people apart. We
are particularly sensitive to women and children;
people with special needs; and to vulnerable and
marginalized people who are denied the fullness of
life. Our communities strive to be places of hospitality, where forgiveness and healing are ongoing, and
each person’s culture, gifts, and talents are acknowledged, respected, and celebrated. In keeping with
our Mission Statement we are called to help shape
communities of gentleness, justice, and peace that
witness to the healing, liberating, and empowering
love of God. Our home base is in Ireland and the UK,
with over 20 communities spread across these isles.
Our sisters also serve in the U.S., South America,
Africa, and Asia. www.sacredheartsjm.org/; firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.
Sisters of Christian Instruction (St. Gildas) The
apostolic zeal of Gabriel Deshayes and the openness
of Michelle Guillaume to the will of God led to the
birth of our Congregation in Beignon - Brittany on
the 8th November 1820. The spiritual experience of
Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, UK We are
an international, apostolic, women’s congregation
founded in 1609 by Mary Ward. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola are central to our life,
dedicated to sharing Christ’s mission in our world.
Mary Ward realized that the Jesuit ‘pathway to God’
could be followed by women. We strive to live life
to the full, being ‘such as we appear and appear such
as we are...’ always reflecting her values: ‘freedom,
justice and sincerity.’ The words on her tombstone:
‘To love the poor, live, die and rise with them...’ was
all the aim of Mary Ward...’ guide our efforts to reflect
in various ministries the preferential option for the
poor. We seek to challenge unjust structures and
respond to the needs around us. Priority for mission
has implications for community life; we are often
dispersed, united ‘in mind and heart’, sharing the
One Mission of the Body of the Institute. www.ibvm.
org; email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Little Sisters of the Poor, UK In 235 homes for
the aged in 31 countries, the Little Sisters repeat the
founding gesture of Jeanne Jugan: that of receiving the
aged in need, caring for them until death, loving them,
and serving them in an evangelical atmosphere mindful of authentic respect for life. Each Little Sister draws
from her life of prayer the desire to live the spirit of
the Beatitudes in humility, simplicity, and confidence
in God. The joyous service of the elderly, sealed by a
fourth vow of hospitality, is accomplished together in
united, international communities. Why not explore
the way in which you can live in the light of the gospel
message through prayer and service to the elderly?
www.littlesistersofthepoor.co.uk; firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.
Oblates of the Assumption Missionary Sisters,
UK The Oblates of the Assumption live and work in
over 20 countries worldwide. We live lives of Contemplation in action; driven by a love of Christ, the Virgin
Mary and the Church (to be deepened continually
and taken “to the world”). We live in international
and intergenerational communities; with an ardent
desire for the Coming of God’s Kingdom: within us,
between us, around us. We are open to the modern
world with a passion for mission; in collaboration with
our Brothers: the Augustinians of the Assumption
(with whom we share the same founder). Faithful to
the spirit of our founder, Emmanuel d’Alzon, we aim
to live this mission as: daughters of the Church and
workers for unity who seek the Glory of God and the
realization of the ultimate desire of Christ: “May they
be one”. Ecumenism and Inter-Faith dialogue are,
therefore, foremost in all that we do. Our Motto is:
Thy Kingdom Come. www.assumptionoblatesisters.
org.uk/; email@example.com. Member of Compass.
Presentation Sisters As a religious Community, we
commit ourselves to deepening our relationship with
our founders has become for each of us today, a light
by which we respond to our vocation in the Church
and in the world. Our mission is to witness to Jesus
Christ and to proclaim the Gospel. Our first task in
the Church and in the world is to be humble witnesses
of the love of God. The power of the Gospel message
is an invitation to reach out from wherever we are to
those who are most affected by injustice and poverty.
Today in England, France, Ireland, Africa and Mexico
small communities of sisters live in rural areas or small
towns, in suburbs, town centers or on housing estates.
Activities and professions are varied: Education, social
work, care of the sick and elderly, pastoral work, in all
its forms. www.sistersofstgildas.org.uk; anncatherineo-
firstname.lastname@example.org. Member of Compass.
Sisters of Nazareth, UK As religious women our
first desire is to seek God, becoming one with him,
taking on his mind and his way of life. We then live
out our consecration through the various ministries (services) that enable us to present the love
of Christ to all. For more than 150 years, inspired
by our foundress Victoire Larmenier, we have been
supporting and caring for those in need, from the
beginning of life, through our ministries of childcare
and education, to the later years, through residential
care services and independent living and other ministries in keeping with our spirit. We strive to live our
core values of love, compassion, patience, respect,
justice, and hospitality. These values are the heart
of our professional expertise, making each Nazareth
House a place of peace. www.sistersofnazareth.com;
FCKELL@tiscali.co.uk. Member of Compass.
Sisters of Notre Dame, UK Saint Julie Billiart
founded the Sisters of Notre Dame to make known
God’s goodness, especially among the poorest and
most abandoned people. Today, Sisters in Britain
find themselves engaged in a wide and rich variety
of ministries. The sisters contribute to the pastoral
work in many dioceses in England and Scotland and
to projects for the poor and marginalised around the
country. Many sisters have chosen to work with the
homeless, asylum seekers, refugees, and others in
need of help and support. Other sisters are engaged
in work with interfaith groups, spiritual direction, retreat work, and various forms of therapy and counselling work. We too strive to be women of prayer, who
seek in every aspect of our lives to be united with God
and to be responsive to the Spirit of Jesus, the Spirit
of love. Sr. Patricia Ellen Gribbin; patricia.gribbin@
sndden.org; www.snduk.org. Member of Compass.
Sisters of Our Lady of Providence, UK The Sisters
of Our Lady of Providence established several convent
schools early in the last century, and they continue to
be active in education and parish work with a convent
school in Alton, a convent in Basingstoke, and a mission in India where there are now 11 convents. The
sisters do not currently have a website. email@example.com. Member of Compass.