A Day in the Life of a Sister

The Bar Convent is home to members of the Congregation of Jesus (CJ), a religious order that was founded by the hugely progressive Yorkshire woman Mary Ward in the 17th Century. A lot of people are curious about the sisters’ way of life, so we asked Sr Ann Stafford to describe a typical day. In […]

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It’s All in the Numbers!

The Bar Convent has gone through a major change in the last couple of years and at the heart of this has been the building of the new Exhibition, as part of our move to becoming a Living Heritage Centre. We recently welcomed our 10,000th visitor, which isn’t bad for a venue that used to […]

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In the Footsteps of Mary Ward

The Bar Convent is home to sisters from the Congregation of Jesus, a community founded in the seventeenth century by Mary Ward, a hugely progressive Yorkshire woman. She believed that women were capable of great things and wanted her religious order to work in the community and to be self-governing. She crossed the Alps on […]

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