Call to England
The Sisters moved into adult education, and a teacher-training college was established in Selly Park in 1910. The college evacuated to Woodchester in Gloucester at the outbreak of the Second World War. After the war, the college moved to its final site at Newbold Revel, a stately home in rural Warwickshire.
The Sisters involved themselves in caring for children in England and Ottawa, Canada. They ran an orthopaedic hospital in Coleshill and as well as Care homes for the elderly.
Geneviève was described as ‘intelligent, distinguished and of valiant spirit’ and these attributes stood her in good stead in the early years at Banbury. Under her wise leadership the congregation expanded and during Geneviève’s lifetime she opened 88 convents. Plans to open a convent and schools in Ireland were well under way when Geneviève died on 25th September 1903. Later that year the first house opened in Ireland, namely, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick. From these beginnings the Sisters became involved not only in primary but later in secondary education.
Newbold Revel College of Education 1945 - 1987
Sisters of St Brigid