Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary

‘You will be the praying heart of the ordinariate,’ Mgr Keith Newton tells Sisters

Ordinariate leader Mgr Keith Newton hails ‘new and exciting step’

This is a great day, not simply for the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary and for the Ordinariate, but for the whole English Church

The community are guests at an enclosed Benedictine monastery but do not know where they will live in future

The sisters will be received into the Ordinariate; their avoidable expulsion from their convent has been a heavy price to pay

One of the Sisters, based in Wantage, Oxfordshire, used to be a Church of England minister