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Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary (photo courtesy of the ordinariate)

Ordinariate leader Mgr Keith Newton hails ‘new and exciting step’

The Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This is a great day, not simply for the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary and for the Ordinariate, but for the whole English Church

The Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Oxford Oratory

The community are guests at an enclosed Benedictine monastery but do not know where they will live in future

The sisters will follow the Rule of St Benedict (Photo: Fr James Bradley)

The sisters will be received into the Ordinariate; their avoidable expulsion from their convent has been a heavy price to pay

The Sisters intend to follow the Rule of St Benedict (Photo: Fr James Bradley)

One of the Sisters, based in Wantage, Oxfordshire, used to be a Church of England minister