Sep 2018 Sister Francis on the effects of the TV Documentary
Mon 24th September 2018 at 17.45 - 20.30
How the Convent reacted. Speaker Host Burman, General Host/Cashier Zara.
Bad Habits, Holy Orders.
Today we had a very interesting topic and a very engaging speaker.
Sister Francis Ridler told us all about the challenging project that her convent was involved in - filmed for TV last year. They gave a temporary home to 5 'party' girls. The effect on the girls and the convent were unexpected !
After an initial settling in period, when the girls found the basic rules and their loss of freedom quite a challenge, an affectionate bond developed between the hosts and their guests. The girls have mainly gone on to find jobs and a desire to help others. They still keep in touch with the sisters and ask for advice.
The sisters have recognised a real need in the community for a source of care, attention and a listening ear and willingly respond to the many pleas for their help that were prompted by the programme.
She comes from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Swaffham.
Oct 2017 Channel 5.