Adorers Of The Sacred Heart Of Montmartre / Tyburn Nuns

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I know the nuns a little as I used to do my individual retreats with them.

 

The community is young and vibrant and attracts vocations - the Sisters have made various foundations in the last few years.

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A good friend of mine has discerned with them and is very good friends with the sisters (she's on PM actually, kg94). She always said wonderful things about them.

 

I did enquire with them and still have the materials they sent me, including their DVD, and if you wanted them I would be happy to pass them along. 

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A good friend of mine has discerned with them and is very good friends with the sisters (she's on PM actually, kg94). She always said wonderful things about them.

 

I did enquire with them and still have the materials they sent me, including their DVD, and if you wanted them I would be happy to pass them along. 

 

Yes, please EmilyAnn that would be wonderful! Is it okay if I send you a PM?  :)

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Visited Tyburn last November. Beautiful chapel and community! Highly recommended. 

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They look lovely. I am hoping to make a retreat there. Not specifically for discernment, Just a simple initial retreat.

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I visited them just two months ago! I stayed a week and had a lovely time. Very peaceful and beautiful. The nuns are so kind, and there is so much history in their London convent. I could imagine myself there, but God has made it very clear to me that I am a Dominican, not a Benedictine. :)

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Okay, so here is the 20 million dollar question. Does anyone know if they are open to older enquirers? Y'know, just in case I might, possibly, maybe, theoretically be tempted? Just asking. Y'know, Purely out of curiosity.  :paperbag:  :pigsfly:

 

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I'm pretty sure that they are. :)

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*Squeak*. How sure. 

Not that I am getting happy, or excited or anything, Y'know.

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I think it is very worth contacting them and asking......

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I have responsibility for an infirm, older relative. So I do not know exactly when I will be free to enter. But it is good to know what might be possible... :)

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Okay, so here is the 20 million dollar question. Does anyone know if they are open to older enquirers? Y'know, just in case I might, possibly, maybe, theoretically be tempted? Just asking. Y'know, Purely out of curiosity.  :paperbag:  :pigsfly:

 


Eligibility: The Tyburn Nuns consider vocations of all ages. If God calls, who are we to say He is wrong?

 

http://vocationoperation.blogspot.com/2012/10/community-spotlight-tyburn-convent.html
 

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Yes, please EmilyAnn that would be wonderful! Is it okay if I send you a PM?   :)


Absolutely :)

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Eligibility: The Tyburn Nuns consider vocations of all ages. If God calls, who are we to say He is wrong?

 

http://vocationoperation.blogspot.com/2012/10/community-spotlight-tyburn-convent.html
 


I just wanted to add that blog post was written by the sisters, with the help of my friend who I mentioned before (she and I co-write that blog) so it's solid info. :)

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Okay, so here is the 20 million dollar question. Does anyone know if they are open to older enquirers? Y'know, just in case I might, possibly, maybe, theoretically be tempted? Just asking. Y'know, Purely out of curiosity.  :paperbag:  :pigsfly:

 


Yes, they are!  I am past 49, shall we say!, and they definitely are!  A GREAT book to read is called "Tyburn Hill of Glory" written by the nuns on their foundress, Mother Mary of St. Peter/Marie Adele Garnier which I had but sold and I had read a few times!  It's at Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Tyburn-Hill-Glory-TYBURN-CONVENT/dp/B000S5KWXW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365371048&sr=8-1&keywords=tyburn+hill+of+glory

 

I had a copy with a lot of black and white pictures.  It is the story of her life and the founding of Tyburn.  Definitely get it. 

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Thank you all for your helpful posts. :)

I have a big smile on my face now. God willing I will go on retreat there in August and find out more.

You are all wonderful. :)

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Eligibility: The Tyburn Nuns consider vocations of all ages. If God calls, who are we to say He is wrong?

 

Amen.

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I have a good friend who was at Tyburn a couple of decades ago and left under very distressing circumstances. Her perspective is obviously only presents one side of the story, but I do know through her that there have been numerous ex-sisters who have had serious issues with Tyburn and particularly with the Mother General that led to a Vatican (I think) investigation a number of years ago. That investigation cleared the Mother General, but was regarded by some as a whitewash and a cover up. This is all second-hand and rather vague knowledge on my part, but I do know of a very reputable priest (with extensive contacts with contemplative communities in Britain) warning people to avoid it. And when I asked about them at other British Benedictine monasteries (again, a number of years ago) I got the distinct impression that, while they did not want to speak ill of them, they were decidedly cautious about recommending that people go there.

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Thank you all for taking the time to answer.

I have to say this is all a bit distressing. Tyburn seems to tick all of my boxes - and is open to older enquirers.

Not sure what to think or do at the moment.

 

:(

 

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