IN a recent issue of The Lady appeared the news that the Ca-rilot ic HERALD had a list of convent guest houses. both at home and abroad. This is unfortunately not accurate. although in fact we are able to supply information of this nature in sonic specific places.
News has come to us mainly from readers, and it is always welcome.
Here then are a few such places in the British isles,
At Lkindrindod Wells in Radnorshire, the Missionary Sisters of Verona, at the Convent of the Blessed Trinity, run ei guest house. Lt is -situated on the outskirts of this town in central Wales. We are told that the countryside is ideal for walks and the photograph sent to us suggests an idyllic setting. There is a hard court for tennis in the grounds, bowls. putting, golf. swimming, riding, fishing and boating, can all be had nearby.
Invalids can also be catered for. There k hot and cold water in rooms and hot baths arc included in prier. Coal : Room with two beds t4 45., single rooms £5 5s. There is daily Mass in the convent and the town.
The Assumption Convent. Holmc Hoime-on-Spalding Moor (20 miles south-east of York) accepts guests of both sexes for retreats and periods of rest and study. Men are necommcxlated in a separate new each room of which has hot and cold water.
Children are welcomed and a small flat is available for a family: Terms 25s. per day. Special reductions for children and groups. Mass daily at 7.30 n.m. (Sunday 8 and 10 a.m.) in the chapel.
The Sisters of Mercy at Shanklin on the Isle of Wight also have a guest house. The address; St. Anthony's Consent. Bella Vista, 19 Heutrice Avenue, Shanklin.
Another reader tells us about Fatima House, Coodham, Kilmarnock. Ayrshire, in Scotland. This guest house for ladies and gentlemen is run by the Passionist Fathers. Ii is C beautiful mansion. with two exquisitely furnished lounges and a chapel, where Mass is celebrated daily. 111(1 are of ground and a private lake.
It is convenient to Kilmarnock, Ayr. Prestwick. Timm and Glasgow. Hoses pass the gate every twenty minutes. Fifteen minutes by hus to the sea. Terms: full-hoard per week CIO 10s., children under 16, £7. Closes nightly to 11.3(1 p.m.
Lack of space forced us to omit a number of famous shrines on the map of 'the Church in Europe-, published earlier this year, in the CATHOLIC 11 1-RAI.D. One of these ;s north of Angmering. The Shrine of Our Lady of England at Storring:on, Sussex. It is well worth a visit. the church is served by the Canons Regular of Prernontr.
Enquiries regarding tratel should be accompanied by a stamped, addressed envelope and sent to: "Cuing Assay", Catholic Herald, 67 Dm Street, London, E.C.4.