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Cheam

St Mary's Convent, North Cheam

Vincent Nichols at WalsinghamA new era began for the Sisters in Cheam when, on the 1st August 2011, they moved into a refurbished building which became St. Mary’s Convent.

They had previously lived in a large four storey building on the same site which now houses the International Generalate of the Daughters of the Cross.

Currently five sisters belong to St. Mary’s community, one of whom lives and works for the Church on Holy Island (Lindisfarne).

Some sisters visit patients in Spire St. Anthony’s Hospital which is on the same site.

St. Raphael’s Hospice has a bereavement support team and Sister Lucy works with that group.

A large group of Associates of the Daughters of the Cross is attached to this community, brought together by Sister Caroline and Sister Lena initially. Sister Rose now leads the group.

The English Province of the Daughters of the Cross has an On-Going Formation Team for the Sisters and Sister Rose is a member of the team.



International Generalate of the Daughters of the Cross of Liege

On the same campus as St Mary’s is St Joseph’s convent which is the head quarters of the Daughters of the Cross. Sr Pushpa Purathur, the head of the congregation and her assistants live there with a small support community.