Saturday, September 05, 2015

A happy evening... the Brigettine Guest House  at Iver in Buckinghamshire. I stayed overnight - it's extremely comfortable, much, nicer than many hotels...I had a little balcony, and a lovely room with a desk and sofar and so on...and a bathroom with a gloriously hot shower and thick fluffy towels...

The reason for my visit was to speak about the remarkable Mother Riccarda Hambrough, who with considerable heroism hid Jewish refugees in the Brigettine convent in Rome in WWII. It's quite a story - and one about which you will be hearing a lote more over the next few years as the pssibility of her canonisation is discussed further. It was good to be reviewing and discussing this whole topic, especially as among those in the audience were sisters from the order to which the secretary of Pius XII belonged.  A really good evening of discussion - I loved it all.

The Brigettines at Iver are mostly from India, and are a lovely and welcoming team. They had some sisters visiting from Denmark and this morning some were off to London to do some sightseeing together. There's an infectious sense of joy and enthusiasm for life among these women.

1 comment:

Wayne S. said...

This sounds like a lovely visit.