Sunday, 2 June 2013
Cemetery Sunday - Sisters of The Nativity of Our Lord
Monument to the sisters of The Nativity of Our Lord, All Saints Maidenhead Cemetery, Maidenhead, Berkshire.
"Sisters of the Nativity of our Lord"
The above gravestone had no names or dates and was placed on a large plot.
The catholic order of the Sisters of The Nativity of Our Lord was founded by Mother Mary Joseph de Franssu and Father Lewis Bathelemy Enfantin, in France. In 1894 the convent moved from France to Sittingbourne in England to escape religious persecution.
At some point before the early 1940s a group from the convent came to Maidenhead, Berkshire to set up a Covent school, The Nativity Of Our Lord School, for the education of catholic and non catholic children. The school closed in 1982 when the convent sold the building and grounds to a committee of parents, which later became Clare's Court School.
Unfortunately my research seems to have hit a brick wall. No one seems able to tell me when the sisters moved to Maidenhead and why they left or even who is buried in the grave at All Saints Maidenhead Cemetery.