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Topic: Community of St Mary the Virgin

First ordinariate monastery to be founded on New Year’s Day

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

‘A Gift from God’: a stone’s throw from Maryvale, the Ordinariate’s Sisters have now moved into their new convent. Who says prayer doesn’t work?

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

Eleven Sisters who became Catholic five months ago still seek permanent home

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

The Wantage community was one of the first Anglican religious orders; the conversion of its core members heralds the end of Anglo-Catholicism

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

Eleven Anglican Sisters to be received into the Catholic Church

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