Welcome to the website of Grace and Compassion Benedictines, founded by Mary Garson in 1959. The Sisters follow the Rule written by St Benedict, who was born in the 5th century and founded the Benedictine Order.

AGAINST THE TIDE

To found a new religious community, at a time when many people question the value of religious life, takes considerable courage and goes against the tide! Yet the Grace & Compassion Benedictine Congregation, founded by Mother Mary Garson in 1958, continues to thrive and to care for those in need. In challenging times, we draw strength and hope from our Lord’s promise that “where two or three are gathered in my name, I am in the midst of them”.

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  Our Story   Our story began on 3 October 1921 in Aberdeenshire, with the birth of Mary Sunniva Garson, the eldest child of four, and only daughter of David and Jessie Garson who were both from the Orkney Islands.

Our Story

Our story began on 3 October 1921 in Aberdeenshire, with the birth of Mary Sunniva Garson, the eldest child of four, and only daughter of David and Jessie Garson who were both from the Orkney Islands.

  Our Spirituality   Our lives are grounded in the Rule of St Benedict which was written in the sixth century but is still relevant today.

Our Spirituality

Our lives are grounded in the Rule of St Benedict which was written in the sixth century but is still relevant today.

  Community Life   As Grace and Compassion Benedictines we live in community under a superior and we pray, work, eat, celebrate, learn and grow together.

Community Life

As Grace and Compassion Benedictines we live in community under a superior and we pray, work, eat, celebrate, learn and grow together.