The second ‘Friends of Mary Ward’ conference in York, was a great success.
This event gathered together lay friends of Mary Ward from all over the world. Four Mary Ward Friends from Albania joined this event. Sr Imelda Poole (IBVM), was one of the keynote speakers at this conference.
During the conference we listened to the experts on ‘Mary Ward, Prophetic Woman’. We spent part of each day visiting Mary Ward places. These included: Ripley Castle, where she stayed as a child, Ripon Cathedral, where her siblings were baptised, Mulwith, where she was born and raised, Bishop Thornton, a recusant church which contained a stain glass window of Mary Ward, Mount Grace and the Lady Chapel in Osmotherly, where she prayed in thanksgiving for recovery from a serious illness, and Osbaldwick where she was buried.