Skip to comments.Tyburn Nuns to Open First Convent in Africa as Order Grows Worldwide
Posted on 01/10/2013 7:57:32 AM PST by marshmallow
A London-based order of nuns is to open its seventh convent in the space of just 20 years.
The Tyburn Nuns, whose mother house is situated near Marble Arch, have started to build their first African monastery in the Diocese of Minna in Niger State in the north of Nigeria.
It will be their 11th monastery, the 10th since the Second World War and the seventh to open in a rapid global proliferation of religious houses under the order since 1993.
The contemplative Benedictines were invited to Nigeria to promote Eucharistic Adoration and to pray for peace in a country afflicted by a bloody conflict between local Christians and Muslims.
The monastery will be dedicated to Our Lady, Queen of Peace, and is expected to be fully completed, with a novitiate, by 2015.
Bishop Martin Igwe Uzoukwu of Minna laid the foundation stone of the monastery at Kafin-Koro last month.
He said he invited the nuns whose proper name is the Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmartre because he wanted a place in his diocese that would serve as a watershed for prayer.
Their specific apostolate is Adoration of the Eucharist so the Eucharistic Adoration will be taking place here and it is Perpetual Adoration morning, afternoon and night, he said. Bishop Uzoukwu said he flew to England to visit the order and was so impressed by their apostolate that he invited them to his diocese immediately and offered them land.
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They better be packin!
I was actually at their monastery in London a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, their chapel suffered from a post-Vatican II stripping of the altars, and I felt rather badly for them because, being a cloistered order, they have to spend all their time in this space, which was the equivalent of a sensory deprivation chamber. But they did maintain a constant vigil of adoration, so I guess they’ve learned how to live with it.
They also maintain a museum dedicated to the Tyburn martyrs.
They are going into a war zone and will be a target for Muslim savages who kill any high profile Christian in the area to "send a message." They are very brave.
>>They are going into a war zone and will be a target for Muslim savages who kill any high profile Christian in the area to “send a message.” They are very brave. >>
Prayers for these brave nuns.
Godspeed these brave nuns - Libera eas de ore leonis!