- Felicitas Corrigan
DameFelicitas Corrigan OSB ( 6 March, 1908- 7 October, 2003) was an English Benedictine nun, author and humanitarian.
She was born Kathleen Corrigan, into a large
Liverpoolfamily, and developed a talent as an organist. In 1933 she entered Stanbrook Abbeyin Worcestershireas a nun, and eventually became director of its choir. One of her projects was to develop an English languageversion of the office of complinefor the abbey.
In the course of her career, Dame Felicitas befriended and/or corresponded with several famous figures, notably the poet
Siegfried Sassoon(whose conversion to Roman Catholicismwas owing in part to her influence), actor Alec Guinness, and novelist Rumer Godden. Her biographyof Helen Waddell was awarded the 1986 James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
The Nun, the Infidel, and the Superman, one of the books inspired by her predecessor, Dame Laurentia McLachlan, was turned into a play by
Hugh Whitemoreand later a film starring Wendy Hilleras Dame Laurentia.
Dame Felicitas wrote about other figures in whom she was interested, including
Hildegard of Bingenand the poet Coventry Patmore. She also edited publications for the Stanbrook Abbey Press. Other works include:
*"In a Great Tradition" (1956)
*"George Thomas of Soho" (1970)
*"Siegfried Sassoon: Poet's Pilgrimage" (1973)
*"Benedictine Tapestry" (1991)
* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,3604,1068754,00.html "Guardian" obituary by Peter Stanford]
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