Canonesses take the lead in the Enlightenment

  At the beginning of June, Dr Cormac Begadon, of Durham University, gave an update on his research to the Community, via a ‘Zoom’ meeting. The path his research is following concerns the Community’s role in the Catholic Enlightenment.   Dr Begadon will be exploring the suggestion that Christina Dennett inspired the Jesuits (not the other…

Update on Archive Research

As you might have seen, the historic archives and ancient book collections of the Canonesses was transferred to Durham University in 2018. There a tri-party project has commenced, with an archivist and rare-books cataloguer caring for the archives and books, and a historian working on the project’s research element. The historian, Dr Cormac Begadon, has…

Announcement

The Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre have pleasure in informing you of the results of their Elections held on 21 & 22 March 2020.   Sister Moira O’Sullivan was elected as Prioress.   The following members of the Chapter were elected as Councillors: Sister Margaret Mary Horton. Sister Teresa Lenahan.   Sister Teresa Lenahan was…

Statement on Coronavirus

The thoughts and prayers of all our Community are with you – our friends and family. And also with those affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak around the world. We pray for those who care for the sick, for those who are combatting the spread of the virus, for those who are lonely and isolated…

Sewing group prepare for Easter!

The sewing group in Melbourne are preparing for Easter! Using their creative talents, learning how-to from each other and from you-tube, the fortnightly group based at Langton Hall is working on Easter projects – knitted bunnies and chicks to decorate the neo-natal baby unit at Broomfield, brightly coloured chicks with a drawstring pocket to hold…

Item of the Month

The Community’s library collection featured as February’s ‘Item of the Month’ on Durham University’s Palace Green Library website. Over the next 9 months, the book collection, now in Durham, will be catalogued to make it available to scholars of English Catholic communities in exile, religious education, and the history of the book.   Click on…

Exploring the potential of our Archive

Last week members of the Community attended a workshop at Durham University to explore the significance of our archive and book collection which the Community gifted to the University in 2018.   The workshop was attended by academics from the University and other interested parties who discussed the potential of the collections for teaching, research, outreach…

Christmas 2019

The Community brought local people together over Christmas for parties (including some bell ringing at Howe Close!), a trip to the pantomime for the young people of Melbourne and singing and dancing on Christmas day in Langton Hall.