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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

Ordinations to the priesthood have reportedly reached a ten-year high (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

National Office for Vocation reports rise in numbers of people entering religious life

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

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A nun carries the cross during the Via Crucis at the Colosseum in 2011 (AP)

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Fr Federico Lombardi (PA)

Fr Lombardi says the ordinariate will remain a permanent feature of the Catholic Church after Benedict XVI has abdicated

The Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Oxford Oratory

Their reception into the Church will bring many of the Oxford Movement’s deepest insights

Archbishop Nichols (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The church where the Masses took place will be entrusted to Britain’s ordinariate

Archbishop Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Müller says members have often ‘sacrificed a great deal to be true to their consciences’

Archbishop Gerhard Müller (CNS)

‘Catholics ought to avoid extremes’

Archbishop Gerhard Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, speaks exclusively to Mary O’Regan

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