St Dominic is the other great Dominic; the remarkable Mother Margaret Hallahan established the first active Dominican sisters in Britain at Stone, which is now the mother house for the Congregation of St Catherine of Siena. It has a marvellous church, which it shares with the parish, and the sisters run a school and a nursing home.
Mother Margaret Hallahan
She had a friendship and long correspondence with Fr Faber of the London Oratory,
which may account for their similarity in appearance.
The sanctuary and sisters' choir to the left
The sanctuary from the sisters' choir; Mother Margaret is buried very simply
at the altar end of the choir.
Long view with some Dominican friars who kindly offered some atmosphere.
This is Bishop William Ullathorne, Bishop of Birmingham and a great friend of the
community. He, too, is buried with great simplicity in the church.
Some time I must do a post on this extraordinary man.
The cloister is a full one; the only remaining Dominican full cloister in this country, somebody told me.
And finally, in a monastery garden…