The community was founded on the feast day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in 1925 by the Rt Revd Mark Trollope, the third English bishop of the Anglican Church in Korea, admitting Postulant Phoebe Lee and blessing a small traditional Korean-style house in the present site of Seoul. The Community of St Peter, a nursing order in Woking, Surrey, England, sent eighteen Sisters as missionaries to Korea between 1892 and 1950, who nourished this young community for a few decades. Sister Mary Clare CSP, who was the first Mother Superior of this community, was persecuted by the North Korean communists and died during the 'Death March' in the Korean War in 1950. This martyrdom especially has been a strong influence and encouragement for the growth of the community..
Our spirituality is based on a modified form of the Augustinian Rule harmonized with the Benedictine one. Bishop Mark Trollope, the first Visitor, and Sister Mary Clare CSP compiled the Divine Office Book and the Constitution and Rule of the Community. The activities that are being continuously practised even now include pastoral care in parishes, running homes for the elderly and those with learning difficulties, conducting Quiet Days, and offering people spiritual direction. We run a programme for vocation one weekend each month, and a spiritual prayer meeting and workshop monthly with people who want to improve their faithful life. We lead contemplation based on Ignatian Spirituality or Lexio Divina. We also have a programme of Biblio Drama for young people, clergy wives and laity.
Name: Sister Alma SHC
Reverend Mother, assumed office 1st January 2010
Address: 15, Sejong-daero,21-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, 4519, Korea
Tel: +82 (0)2 735 7832
Fax: +82 (0)2 736 5028
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