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Whitsun, Jubilees & Newsletter

May 15th, we celebrated with Sr Anita on her Golden Jubilee of Profession.

Whitsun was celebrated in style in Whitby, with the Archbishop celebrating Mass in the Abbey on Saturday 26th May.  The event was organised by Bishop of Whitby, Martin Warner, and the Archdeaconry of Cleveland.  The sun was shining, there wasn't a cloud in the sky and the sight of so many people in the Abbey was highly encouraging and inspiring.  It was agreed by all who attended that this was a most suitable start to our celebration of Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit.  We found later that the Diocesan website had collected a number of photographs that people had taken during the day, and they are available to view at

This is our favourite picture of the day:

To continue the celebrations for the "patronal" festival of the Holy Spirit at the Priory, we invited the congregation to join us for refreshments after the Eucharist, before then sharing Sunday Dinner with the Sisters from thenearby Branch Houses.

The cloister during the Pentecost Octave:

The Octave brought us to the celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.  We joined the national celebrations courtesy of the television coverage and again welcomed the Priory congregation to the refectory, this time for a Big Lunch.  Our Infirmary staff organised a red, white and blue garden party for all Sisters on the Tuesday Bank Holiday.

Ecclesiastically and domestically we have now returned to Ordinary Time.  The Pentecost Newsletter is now available and includes more news from the Order, plus the obituaries for Sisters Heather, Stella Mary and Mary Margaret.

Posted On: 26/06/2012



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