Please Pray For Sr Stephanie Eileen Mary Roberts OCSO
8 October 1931 – 6 September 2023
On 2nd July we celebrated Sr Stephanie's 70th Anniversary of Profession. Sadly she is at the Care Home and could not join the Mass for her. In the late afternoon, with the help of the technology, the Community prayed Vespers together, at the Care Home and at the Abbey Church.
Please keep her in your prayers.
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Please Pray For Sr Jean Byrne OCSO who died on Monday 5th September 2022 at Holy Cross Abbey Whitland, with her sisters gathered at her bedside praying.
Our former Abbess, Mother Christine, resigned as she reached the retirement age in December 2021. The community is grateful for her 16 years of service.
In the light of the Holy Spirit, on 12th January 2022 the feast of St Aelred, the community elected Mother Joanna as the new Abbess.
The election went very well, we give thanks to Dom Joseph Delargy our Father Immediate for his presiding, Sr Anne Reddington and Sr Marcella Logue of the Sisters of Mercy at Llanelli as witnesses, and Fr Liam Bradley as the notary.
Mother Joanna's ministry began with a joyful celebration dinner. May God grant her all the wisdom and strength to lead the community into a new era.
Fr Liam Bradley formerly Parish Priest of Haverfordwest has moved into a new role as part-time Chaplain to the Dyfed & Powys Police, whilst remaining a part-time chaplain to Withybush Hospital. He has also become our part-time chaplain. We wish Fr Liam well in all his new roles and we give thanks for God’s providence.
An Article about our monastic life was published on 1st March 2021 in the National Catholic Register. Please download and read.