A new chapel was blessed and a novitiate opened last week by Bishop King of Portsmouth at Boar's Hill, Oxford.
The novitiate, founded by the Missionary Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition, is for women from Great Britain and Eire, and five novices have already started their training.
Superiors of the houses of the order in England attended the ceremony with the Provincial and Warden of Grcyfriars, Oxford, Fr. Walter Gumhley, 0.P., Fr. Victor White, 0.P., the Rector of the Salesian College, Cowley, and neighbouring