(1908 – 2003)
Nun and Writer
Dame Felicita Corrigan was a Benedictine nun in the Order of Saint Benedict, author and humanitarian. “Dame” is not a title of honour but the monastic form of address, equivalent to the “Dom” used of monks. Both terms have been in continuous use since the middle ages.
She was born Kathleen Corrigan, on March 6, 1908 into a large Liverpool family, and developed a talent as an organist. In 1933 she entered Stanbrook Abbey in Wiltshire as a nun, and eventually became director of its choir. One of her projects was to develop an English language version of the office of compline for the abbey. Continue reading →