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  • My dear friend Joan Frost (later Harrington)), who died recently, received a copy of ‘The Imitation of Christ’ in 1963 with words of love ‘and gratitude’ ‘from the Sisters of Burghwallis’. Which Sisters would they have been at that date? We were both from Doncaster, and she would have been teaching in Rossington at the time. I wonder if she went on retreat there, or if she made a donation? I should be most grateful for any information.

    • Please accept our apologies for this slow response.

      The house was acquired (1946) by the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Good and Perpetual Succour, who took it over as a Rest Home for elderly ladies.

      In 1986 it was sold to the Dominican Sisters of Oakford, a South African Foundation who had extensive alterations done, including building a new Chapel and a retreat room. It continues to be a Rest Home for elderly ladies and a Chapel of Ease for Blessed English Martyrs parish as well as Convent Chapel and Rest Home Chapel, with daily Mass. Many parishioners take part in the fund raising activities and participate in the religious life and spirit of the place. They like to visit it as a place of retreat and quiet and to find something of the beauty.

      The mansion is now known owned privately and is in the process of being restored to its original form as Burghwallis Hall.

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