Today is an important day and milestone for us. It is Mother Winsome’s Profession Anniversary, and we pray specially for her today, giving thanks for all that she is for us. Surely St Monica, mother of St Augustine, is with our Reverend Mother as she leads and guides us.

Then, on this day in 2013, we arrived here in Kingstanding! It is hardly believable that we have been six whole years in this beautiful place! In that time, God has been so gracious to us, so generous in all. Much has unfolded for us in this historic area – evangelised in Saxon times, home to an important recusant family, and made famous by Blessed John Henry Newman whose first home in Birmingham was where the Maryvale Institute stands today. We are indeed richly blessed.

May St Monica pray for us and watch over us in all, and may God bless you this day.