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My son David has been here all week, having returned the Peru trip with Katie, and driven them down from the Detroit airport on Monday. He’s going back to VA tomorrow morning, then moving into his own apartment down there on Sunday, then going to England in a couple of weeks. So…today, his last day will be filled with harvesting the house for household goods to give him (He keeps saying…do you really want to give this to me? And I keep telling him: You don’t get it. The Mom gives the kid the old stuff, and the Mom gets new stuff. It’s a nice system.), and then helping him make his housing arrangements for the first couple of weeks in England (after which he says he’s going to wander the British Isles for a couple of more weeks). Plus I have a writing job that was due, er…yesterday, and I need to finish it.

Light blogging today.

And if anyone has contact information for The Sisters of St. Vincent or the Sisters of Malta convents in London, send ’em my way. Someone is supposed to be sending them to me, but I don’t know if she’ll be able to get to it before David leaves. Covering all bases here!

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Blind Squirrel

posted July 13, 2006 at 11:49 am

“British Isles,” indeed! (stalks off ostentatiously in mock-offended manner).

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Clare Krishan

posted July 13, 2006 at 12:54 pm

Maps and telephone no’s of Houses of St Vincent in London listed at
Communities of Sisters in Diocese of Brentwood (including Sr. Janet’s Franciscan Missionaries of Divine Motherhood) at
Ursuline Convent (Sisters from Malta)
38 Grosvenor Road
Forest Gate
020 8471 6644
020 8548 1012
Hospitality info for Benedictine Ealing Abbey School at their Guestmaster page
Three Augustinian priories in London
(found at Religious Life Directory of UK)
Glad to oblige!

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Clare Krishan

posted July 13, 2006 at 1:35 pm

Also, long list of European spiritual direction/retreat centers at 1/3 down for UK) including my favorite in a village called Clare … chuckle 😉
Institution: Clare Priory
Director: Fr. David Middleton, OSA
Address: Ashen Rd
City: Clare
State/Province/Territory: Suffolk
Country: UK
Zip Code/Country Code: CO10 8NX
Telephone: 01787 277326
Web site:
Languages: English
de Clare was one of William the Conqueror’s chums who carved out a handsome patrimony for himself and his clan – the beautiful murals at Castell Coch give an idea of private devotion at that time. John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, the wealthiest Catholic of his day, paid for restoration of Cardiff Castle also. Let him checkout a map of Wales for how many places named Llanfair (Church of the Virgin) evidence ancient Gallic devotion to Mary!
Back in the 70’s the Poor Clare’s at Ellesmere
let us camp overnight on their property at the final stages of a week-long Parish sponsored walk – let him pack a wee tent! Growing up, I recall my mother attending many a restful retreat at Hawkstone Hall, but it may be a bit pricey:
Redemptorist Intl Pastoral Centre
Shrewsbury SY4 5LG
Telephone: 01630-685242

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Redland Catholic

posted July 13, 2006 at 10:28 pm

Heh heh – I was the first one to move out of my parents’ house so I got all the good stuff!

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Mary Armour

posted July 14, 2006 at 3:30 am

Newman House
111 Gower Street
London WC1E 6AR
Tel: +44 (0)20 7387 6370
Fax: +44 (0)20 7388 6431

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posted July 14, 2006 at 9:37 am

italics off!
Thanks – Mary, I had been in contact with them, and I think that might end up being da place.

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