The Bridgettine Sisters first arrived in Maryvale in September 1999. The convent lies in the grounds of the former Seminary of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. The mission of the sisters is particualrly special here as they look after a Catholic educational Institute that awards University degrees and other certifications in Catholic philosophy and theology (http://www.maryvale.ac.uk/
"The Bridgettine Sisters have an absolutely unique role in Maryvale, living as they do in the house itself. They are central to the spirit of hospitality there, taking care of staff and visitors and providing accommodation. The spiritual sustenance and support of the Sisters is incalculable, as they contribute constant contemplative prayer and worship in the very heart of the Institute."
The Sisters of St. Bridget welcome guests to their house where they are assured of a warm and friendly welcome.