St Michael's, Harpenden


Since St Michael’s convent opened in 1978 the Sisters have been involved in pastoral and spiritual ministry in the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Our convent has always been a place of hospitality and welcome to all who wish for a quiet time of reflection and prayer.

Living our mission today

Mother Rose wrote to her novices: “Always More”, “Always Better”, “Always with Love”.








We have a well-equipped meeting room, with CD player, projector and screen.

As well as the Life Ascending meetings we lead Advent and Lenten afternoons and a Reflection on the fourth Monday afternoon of the month. We work closely with the Niland Conference Centre, and sometimes repeat Reflections offered there.

Preaching Centres

Niland Conference Centre

The Niland Conference Centre, founded in 1999, is run by Sisters to promote and support Christian Spirituality, Education and Faith Formation and outreach to the wider Community.

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St Rose's, Cricklewood

St Rose’s Chapel and Prayer Garden opened in 2014 to provide a quiet place for reflection, prayer and silence to those of all faiths and none, who are seeking peace, and tranquillity away from the noise and busyness of daily life.

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St Mary's, Blaauwbosch

The Prayer Garden at St Mary’s, Blaauwbosch, near Newcastle, KZN was inaugurated in Autumn 2018 to provide an ‘Eden-type’ sanctuary in this semi-rural community.

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