St. Helen's Carmelite Monastery
Posted 07 July 2009 - 06:15 PM
Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:34 PM
In other words, only the Mother Supeior was allowed to speak to outsiders.
Can anyone advise if I am wrong?
Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:27 PM
Posted 08 July 2009 - 05:18 AM
Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:46 AM
Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:49 AM
Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:43 AM
Posted 06 August 2009 - 05:02 PM
Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:36 PM
can u describe what the monastery looked like inside? was there a metal spiral staircase anywhere and lots of metal fretwork screens? it doesn't look a very big building is it small?
Edited by blonde15, 08 August 2009 - 06:37 PM.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:32 PM
I recall the corridor from the main entrance doors, right on the lane, to the kitchens. Then I went into a large parlour and through the French windows on to the lawn - there was a meter in an outside box there. That was about it, really. The overwhelming impression was of peaceful austerity, with polished lino and dark wood. A bit like my own taste in interior decoration. It was a largish house, although by no means large for a religious institution. They've had some work done since, although I'm not sure what, because the stone wall was temporarily breached.
Posted 29 September 2009 - 10:07 AM
Posted 29 September 2009 - 12:50 PM
Edited by Rencully, 29 September 2009 - 12:51 PM.
Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:01 PM
i am sure that as a child i was at a convent in st helens, be it only briefly, but maybe it was the "naughty girls school" as they were run by nuns as well LOL
I remember what seemed like a mansion house with glass porch sweeping staircases, there was a spiral staircase somewhere and grilles with punched fretwork like the playing card clubs punched in to them. the building had a lodge house and sweeping curved drive. the place smelled of incense etc and even now if i go anywhere that smells like that i nearly faint......
Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:50 PM
Incidentally ive snogged a nun..Is that bad?
Posted 14 October 2009 - 10:19 AM
own key to get into the large kitchen at the rear.
not many outsiders knew this but behind the old wall in monastry lane was mass of land all cultivated growing veg all the year round i was given a cardboard box of
veg every week free but i had to do a favour in return,i had to "carry" the bets
for the three brothers who resided there one brother who i became quite friendly
with always treated me out of his winnings.
the place was spotless inside all you could smell was polish and freshly ground coffee which brother "vint" as we called him was in charge of.
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