Anyone familiar with our community at Farnborough will know that we enjoy a close relationship with the nuns of St Cecilia’s Abbey, Ryde, on the Isle of Wight. http://www.stceciliasabbey.org.uk/
In September, the Prioress and Novice Mistress, Sr Mary David Totah, celebrated her Silver Jubilee of Monastic Profession. An American by birth, Sr Mary David discovered Ryde during her Oxford years. She is from a family of Palestinian Christians, and the celebration of the Jubilee was delayed by several months in order to allow her parents and sister from the United States, and family members from the Middle East, to be present at the celebrations.
Our Abbot and Sister Mary David are old and close friends. Fr Abbot presided and preached at the Jubilee Mass during which Sr Mary David renewed her vows.