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We enjoy our friendship with the two Franciscan communities near us, and invited Fr Maximilian OFM Conv to talk to us about minoritas in the Franciscan tradition. Minority is related to Poverty and signifies being very little as well as having very little.
On 24 March Sisters Clare-Louise and Helen attended Brother Colin Mary's ordination to the diaconate.
We had a little party for Andrea, our kitchen assistant, when she began her maternity leave before Easter, and we rejoiced with her and Deian when Emily was born on 19th April.
Our Holy Week and Easter celebrations followed their accustomed pattern. One nice feature was that all our 'palm' branches were of pussy willow, and we have kept a vase of them in the cloister well into the Easter season.
'Second Sunday', a group of young adults from Cowley St John, came to us for their April meeting, beginning with Vespers, ending with Compline-and in between, a bring and share supper with lively conversation.
Visitors to the Convent will have noticed that work is in progress to redevelop the site of the former car showroom opposite Daubeny Road. We have become used to the two large cranes looming over us, and recently the fence round the site has been provided with viewing holes and information about our new neighbours-135 Wadham College undergraduates who will move in for the Autumn Term next year.