During Advent, Sisters Helina and Esther, with Sr. Clare Bernadette, attended a 3-day retreat in St. Joseph's Convent, Littlehampton, preached by Fr. David Blowey OFM Conv. As part of our preparations for Christmas, the Sisters arranged an Advent wreath and crib in the convent chapel and flowers at the Franciscan International Study Centre.
On Christmas Eve afternoon, Sisters Helina and Esther enjoyed the Carol Service in Canterbury Cathedral. Most of the Community attended night Mass at 10pm at the FISC. Sr. Clare played the organ at the FISC for Christmas morning Mass. We were blessed with the company of two guests at lunch - Seun and Daniella.