On October 6th 2018 we celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Sr. Josephine Mary, Prioress of Hyning. It was a day of double celebrations as we also celebrated the Golden Wedding of Liz and John Field, sister and brother in law of Sr. Josephine Mary. Anne, the other sister came from Canada to celebrate with them. Family and friends came from Canada, Ireland and Southend. The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Kevin Hayden O.S.B and con-celebrated by 8 priests. Over a 100 people came to share in the service and enjoy the Buffet lunch afterwards.
Following their move from Slough in 2006, the Trustees of the Bernardine Cistercian Sisters are pleased to announce that St. Bernard’s Preparatory School, Slough, will be transferred to the lay Trusteeship of St. Benedict’s School, Ealing, with effect from 1st January 2019.
The Headmaster of St. Bernard’s Preparatory School, Mr. Nathan Cheesman, said, ‘We welcome this exciting new development in the history of St. Bernard’s. We look forward to continuing our commitment to the highest quality of Catholic Education under the trusteeship of St. Benedict’s School, celebrating the talents and gifts of each child, enabling them to develop to their potential spiritually, morally, academically, socially and physically.’
Mr. Andrew Johnson, Headmaster of St. Benedict’s School, confirmed, ‘We are delighted to be assuming the Trusteeship of St. Bernard’s, and can see significant benefit to both schools coming from this new partnership. We look forward to working together with the excellent team at St. Bernard’s to help the school go from strength to strength’
3rd September 2018
Until further notice, Mass at Hyning will be at 8:45 am. Vigils will be at 8:05 each night as well. Sr. Mary Bernard is away at the moment so please contact her after the 1st August for any booking enquiries as she will not have access to email while away. We hope all our guests and friends enjoy a time of rest during this time also.
it seems ages since I've posted on here but don't forget to check out our Facebook page and group for news as well. These are a few photos of the garden day in May. This was attended by over 200 people!
Community 2017 - 2018.
There will be some changes in our community in August. Sr. Reina will be moving to Brownshill in August. Sr. Hilda, came in May in preparation for Solemn Profession, will return there to make her profession on the 19th August. We will welcome a new sister sometime after August from one of our houses in Asia as well.
Last weekend we had an excellent weekend welcoming young men interested in the priesthood. The vocation discernment weekend was organised by Fr. James Preston of the Archdiocese of Liverpool and several dioceses were represented over the weekend.
We close for a few weeks in July so don't forget to keep an eye on events before and after that.
Cost £10 or £16 (Materials included) Tea/Coffee and refreshments provided.
Bring a packed lunch (£10) or book in for a cooked lunch. (£16)
10—4 p.m. Art Studio at Hyning
Happy Feast. May the Holy Spirit breathe peace, joy and happiness into your lives this Pentecost
Sr. Mary Stella ran another very successful course for Beginners last week. Here are some of the pictures from the week.
Phones will be down tomorrow - Wed 21st February, as there is a power cut scheduled 8:30 - 3:30 pm!
In February Fr. Michael came back to see his old friends (not just the cats!) and the community of course. It was lovely to have him back even for the day.
From Benedict to Bernardine
Here is an outline of the programme for the day.
8:30 a.m. Mass
10:00 a.m. Coffee available
10:30 – 11:50 a.m. Benedict and the monastic movement in the early Middle Ages
12:05 p.m. Midday office followed by Lunch
1:45 p.m. The Cistercians and reform movement of the Middle Ages
(Break in the middle sometime)
3:00 p.m. (approx.) - The Bernardines….
3:35 p.m. (approx.) Tea with the community
4:45 p.m. Vespers (optional!)
After 5 days phone system is back up and running!
Apologies - phone system down! Please email until further notice! BT not being too helpful!
Many of you will know already that Fr. Michael McKenna, chaplain at Hyning since 1994, had to leave us in October because of health problems. He is now back home with the Mill Hill Fathers at the following address:
Rev. M. McKenna MHM
41, Victoria Road
He would be delighted to receive letters, a phone call and or/a visit! We thank him for his discreet and faithful service over many years.
Apologies for the lack of phone system over the past few days. There was a fault in the system (not BT this time!) It is now working again!
Hyning phone system down till Tues pm!! Don't bother trying to ring us, sorry for any inconvenience. Internet still working! Please email Sr. Mary Bernard for urgent enquiries. if you send a mobile number we can ring you back if needed! Aplogies.
On the 19th September, the new church in Goma was consecrated. Here is a gallery of some of the images taken on the day.
Here is the new sister we mentioned in last week's news... Welcome to Hyning Sr. Marie Genevieve