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Bridgettine Guest House – Where the Course Took Place

By March 4, 2011A Day With Mary

The Order of the Most Holy Saviour is present in the Scandinavian countries, in Estonia, Poland, England, Germany, India, Mexico, U.S.A., Switzerland, Italy, Bethlehem, Holland and Cuba. In the year 1931, a group of five sisters, arrived at Iver Heath, England, sent by their Abbess, Mother Elisabeth Hesseblad, from the house of St Bridget in Rome, Italy, to open a house of prayer and hospitality to all. It was a small, timbered house of gracious Tudor style, standing on the quiet Fulmer Commeon road, running out of Iver Heath, not far from Uxbridge – the end of the London subway line southwest of the city. A high hedge shielded the house and garden from the road. Behind it are woodlands and a country lane leading to the historic little village of Fulmer. Eventually the house was enlarged to accommodate more guests and has an added attraction of a conference centre. The house and the chapel is open to all, welcomes all nationalities, Christians, non-Christians and those not religious at all and all those who seek a few days of tranquillity and rest. The Bridgettine sisters are known for their respectful attitude to all people despite anyone’s religious or national background. The work of St. Bridget and the Catholic St. Bridget order to unit European Christians has been highly appreciated by Catholics and Lutherans alike. –


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  • Marie says:

    Unusual looking veils. Do the white stripes represent the cross, and the red marks the five wounds of Christ?

    Looking forward to seeing the rest of the England photos… 🙂

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