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Anglican Religious Communities


Society of the Precious Blood (Lesotho)

Founded 1905

Five Sisters of the Society of the Precious Blood at Burnham Abbey went to Masite in Lesotho in 1957 to join with a community of African women, with the intention of forming a multi-cultural contemplative community dedicated to intercession. In 1966, this community at Masite became autonomous, although still maintaining strong ties of friendship with Burnham Abbey. In 1980, a House of Prayer was established in Kimberley in South Africa, which has developed a more active branch of the Society. Sadly, due to diminishing numbers, health issues and finance, the Lesotho Priory closed on 1 March 2014 and the sisters dispersed. The Kimberly house will continue its ministry.

Contact Details

Name: Sister Elaine Mary SPB  (Prioress, assumed office 24 September 1997)
Address: St Monica's House of Prayer, 46 Green Street, West End, Kimberley, 8301, South Africa
Tel: +27 538 331 161
Email: Email



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