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Talk: An Introduction to Mary Ward

Yorkshire woman Mary Ward (23 Jan 1585-30 Jan 1645) is the foundress of the religious order in residence here at the Bar Convent, now known as the Congregation of Jesus.

Mary is so significant that, each year, to mark the anniversaries of her birth and her death, her life and works are celebrated worldwide. But why is this?

It was Mary's vision and determination that pioneered the idea of religious sisters working as missionaries- and her mission was to educate girls. Both were unheard of at the time.

It is thanks to Mary that her followers established the first ever school for girls in the country in Hammersmith, London in 1669 and the second here at the Bar Convent.

Today, there are over 200 Mary Ward schools around the world and the Bar Convent is of the highest significance to the global order of religious sisters. Mary is buried in Osbaldwick, York.

Join us to discover more about this extraordinary woman from Yorkshire who paved the way for such important local, national and international change.

Join Dr. Hannah Thomas as she introduces the life and legacy of Mary Ward, foundress of the order to which the Bar Convent sisters belong. This talk includes admission to the exhibition, where you can discover more of the convent's fascinating history. Tickets are £6 for adults (£4 for concessions) and can be purchased on the day.
Tuesday 24th January 2023 at 1pm. £6 for adults, £4 for concessions - tickets can be purchased on the day. This talk is expected to last 30 minutes and your ticket includes free entry to the Bar Convent's exhibition (usually £6 per adult / £4 per concession).
17 Blossom Street North Yorkshire YO24 1AQ
Tue 24 Jan 2023
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