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The first Anglican woman priest ordained in China under Japanese occupation during WW2 and the first Catholic woman priest ordained in Czechoslovakia under post-war Soviet domination

My grandmother was a surprising person. She received an MBE for helping young Kenyan women in the 1950s and 1960s; became an ardent campaigner for recycling 35 years before it became compulsory in the UK; and mastered a crude, early word processor to write her last book, at the age of 81. To read the […]

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Nuns and Cartwheels

“She’s been seen turning cartwheels!”“What? in her habit!?”“How do you do that?”“How do you know?”“S’Mary Peter saw her.”“She told you?”“She told S’Mary Paul,’ Karen said. We nodded. Everyone knew Karen was a favourite of Sr Mary Paul.”“Sr Mary Peter said she didn’t even seem to notice she’d done a cartwheel.” To read the rest of

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