‘Love peace, possess peace -
and you can welcome in as
many others as possible to
share the peace with you.

The more people have it,
the bigger it will be.’

(St Augustine, Sermon 357)

 Recent News

We have had two important celebrations in the Community

Sr Silvana’s First Profession, on the Feast of St Augustine (28th August)

Sr Silvana ProfessionSr Silvana Profession

and Sr Eileen’s Silver Jubilee on 24th October.

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Sr Eileen Jubilee

Bishop Michael was the chief celebrant on both occasions.


CLICK HERE to read his homily



Congratulations to them both.





Sr Eileen and Sr Margaret attended the General Chapter of the Federation on the north coast of Brittany in September.

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This time our Sisters from England, France, South Africa, Nigeria and Burkina Faso were joined by representatives of the Canadian Federation.

It was fascinating and inspiring to share the experience of living our charism in different contexts across the world.

Sr Elizabeth Mary and Sr Ildikó attended the national Bursar's Conference for Religious in early October.

Nigerian Sisters


A visit from some of our Nigerian Sisters.

Sr Christiana was fresh from the Chapter and Sr Justina was in England for the award of her degree after four years study in Cambridge.

Please remember them all in your prayers,

as they are in real danger in the present political situation.

Sr Maria ,Sr Hilda and guest Irene from Hyning Hall




A visit from Sisters from Hyning Hall, soon after the first profession of Sr Hilda.

Our Sisters have also enjoyed helping to celebrate Derek and Margaret’s Golden Wedding, Karim and Ellen’s wedding, and Marie Akister's birthday.

Marie Akister 80th birthday




Congratulations to them all!


Au revoir and merci beaucoup to Geoffroy and Maxence who worked in Marymount over the summer.Geoffroy et Maxence




Pat Fairweather Retirement


A huge farewell and thank you to Penny Fairweather, our longest serving nurse, who worked with us for over 30 years.


Marymount will not be quite the same without Penny’s unfailingly capable, kindly and cheerful presence at nights - though she will be coming back to help us out from time to time. Pat Fairweather Retirement



We wish her and Lindsay many blessings for their well earned retirement.



A visit from Monica Dale’s choir, who sang for the Community in our chapel.

Monica Dale ChoirMonica Dale Choir




Joan’s very varied programme of events in Marymount has included:

a concert from Sue and Victor,


a talk by Fr Dixie on Rome,

and a visit from three beautiful owls, with their owners, of course!

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The Guest House has been busy right through the summer and early autumn.

The Thinking Scripture group in October studied St Mark’s Gospel.

CLICK HERE for more info

Four Sisters attended a conference in the Liverpool Diocese on Best Care of the Dying Patient.

It was very impressive that about 400 people attended the two sessions, where they received expert guidance from Dr Karen Groves and Dr Ged Corcoran. If you are interested in this topic, see ‘future events’ below.

Fr Dixie went to Newcastle to speak to the religious of the Diocese on “ Vatican II and The Year of Faith : Memories and Hopes ”, and to the Catenians in Chesterfield to talk on “Vatican II and Pope Francis - the way it seems to be working out”.

Sr Margaret went to Clare Priory, the mother house in Suffolk of the Augustinian friars for a weekend for youth workers from the Augustinian parishes on the theme of Augustine on peace.

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Clare Priory visit


The medieval priory has recently had their church extended - a beautiful and sensitive combination of old and new.


Thanks to all for a warm welcome and a weekend full of interest.



CLICK HERE to read Sr Margaret's short essay on " Augustine on Peace"

Mrs Elsie Dickinson died in Marymount on  October 7th and her funeral at St John’s, Flookburgh, was attended by many of the Boarbank staff and Sisters.

Pat Abdullah, a friend of the Community, died on 27th September in Liverpool. May they rest in peace.

Future events
Don’t miss the annual Advent Carol Service with Churches Together in Grange and District led by Cartmel Priory Choir. Boarbank Chapel

To be held on SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER AT 3.30 P.M.

Bookings are now being taken for our events in 2014,

which includes a three-day event for those involved with prisoners. [link to programme]

and on February 28th we have a weekend conference for people with a professional interest in End of Life care: for more see [link].