Saturday, October 31, 2009

Priory School

Interesting information on Priory School, Edgbaston.

Established in Edgbaston in 1936 as one of Convent schools by the order of Society of the Holy Child Jesus, the school changed its name in 2001 to Priory School. In 1986, SHCJ ceased in managing the school, but continues to have close contact with the school's future.2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Cornelia Connelly, the founder of the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus who opened our school on its present site in 1936. To honor Cornelia Connelly, they will hold a grand picnic, just like the one's Cornelia herself would love to have with her students. This is a time honored tradition that not only Priory School keeps, but all schools in her memory.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Incantato Venue: Saint Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland

Welcome to Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, the church which serves as the Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin. Saint Mary’s was constituted in 1825 from Saint Mary’s Chapel Liffey Street, whose pre-Reformation monastic antecedent was the great Benedictine, and later Cistercian Abbey of Saint Mary’s founded in the twelfth century. The present church is built on a site which was part of the ancient monastic foundation. The church was dedicated on 14th November 1825, the Feast of Saint Laurence O’Toole, Patron Saint of the Archdiocese of Dublin under the patronage of the ‘Conception of the Virgin.’

Friday, October 9, 2009

St. Leonard's-Mayfield School

Below is some information on St. Leonard's Mayfield School.

 In 1863, on the 26th of May, Mother Cornelia Connelly who found the Society of the Holy Child Jesus (SHCJ) in 1846 would take a group of girls to picnic from the Holy Child school to St. Leonard's-on-Sea to the ruins of the Old Palace of Mayfield. The peacefulness of the countryside and ruins left their mark on Cornelia. Within in weeks the Duchess of Leads purchased the estate and presented it to the religious order. On the 18th of November, 1863 the first mass was said there since the mid-16th Century. They would subsequently being renovations in 1864 on the Old Palace and the ruins of the 14th century hall would be transformed into a church, this only took 14 months. The school started by teaching orphans and it was not until 1872 when the first group of girls was brought over from St. Leonard's to start their academics. It was not until 1953, when St. Leonard's-on-Sea and Mayfield school merged to be St. Leonard's Mayfield. Students remained at St Leonard's up to the age of 13 and then transferred to Mayfield to continue their education to 18. In 1975 the junior school at St Leonard's closed and Mayfield became the school it is today, educating girls from 11 to 18. The links with Holy Child, however, remain strong: three members of the Governing body are nuns and three nuns live in the school grounds, supporting the pastoral work of the Chaplaincy and boarding houses.
There are currently in the region of 425 pupils on roll, organised into Lower School (Years 7 and 8), Middle School (Years 9, 10 and 11) and Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13). The majority of pupils come from homes within a 50km radius of Mayfield, but a number come from further afield, and not only from within Britain: the school has a vibrant international community with girls drawn from Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Nigeria and elsewhere.

Group Flight Schedule with American Airlines

Please find below the flight schedule for the air-land package with 70 confirmed seats on American Airlines and their codeshare partner.

Departure to Europe
Friday, June 25, 2010
American Airlines Flight AA 136 departes LAX to LHR (London-Heathrow) at 7:50 PM for an overnight non-stop journey that arrives at 2:15 PM on June 26, 2010

Return to the US

Monday, July 6, 2010

American Airlines Flight AA 93 departes DUB (Dublin) to ORD (Chicago) at 10:35 AM for an non-stop journey to the US that arrives at 12:40 PM and continue on AA 455 at 3:10 PM to LAX with arrival at 5:30 PM.