[Fitzrovia News] - Fitzrovia Bengali Women's Group and teachers and students from the Mary Ward Centre in Bloomsbury have created a decorated textile to be exhibited at this month's highly anticipated Hajj: Journey to the heart of Islam, an exhibition to be held at the
Mary Ward was born in into a wealthy recusant Catholic family near Ripon in Yorkshire. She received a good classical education, and then, at the age of 15, she decided upon the religious life, and entered the monastery of Poor Clares in St Omer. By she had gathered around her a group of companions determined to follow her guidance in founding an unclosed religious Order for women ...
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The community of sisters who still reside at The Bar Convent belong to the Congregation of Jesus, which was founded by Mary Ward.. We were established in by Frances Bedingfield, an early member of Mary Ward’s institute.