Canon O'Hare, parish priest of Banbridge, Mon, said the first Mass in the new foundation of Poor Clares at Newton, Porthcawl, Glamorgan. Recently the Mother Abbess of the Convent of Poor Clares at Newry, Northern Treland, came to Wales accompanied by two sisters to make this foundation.
The first community at Newton will be formed by sisters from the Mother House at Newry, which since its opening in 1830 has been responsible for four other foundations in Ireland: at Cavan (1861), Kerunate (18611. Keady (1871), and Mayobridge (1924).
The Poor Clares are nuns of the Second Order of St. Francis, founded by Clara Scefi in 1212, and follow one of the most austere rules practised in the modern Church.