17 January 2018
Recently, Priory School Edgbaston in Birmingham, England welcomed Holy Child Sister Monica Matthews to open The Sister Monica Prayer Garden in its beautiful grounds. Sister Monica is a former teacher at the school who also dedicates her time to the successful running of the school in her role as a school governor. The school reports:
Sister Monica Matthews taught at Holy Child School in the 1970s and 1980s. Her main subjects included Religious Education and Geography. Sister Monica says, “I kept in touch in different ways, and I have been a member of the Governing Council for the last several years. I have enjoyed seeing the school develop in so many ways over the years and yet retain the same friendly, family atmosphere that has always been an attractive feature of what is now Priory School.
The grounds of Priory are very beautiful and now they are enhanced further by this very attractive and tasteful Prayer Garden, providing a space for quiet reflection or a quiet conversation with a friend. It is an honour to have my name over the gateway, thank you, and I will frequently remember in my own prayers those members of the Priory community who visit and enjoy the garden.”
Sister Monica was joined by members of the Priory School community and our visitors from our sister school Holy Child School Killiney, in South Dublin. A wonderful time was had by all.
You can see more photos from the event on the Society of the Holy Child Jesus’ International Facebook page.