My name is Walthera Brands. I was born in the Netherlands some years ago! I became interested in joining our Congregation (known as the Bushey Dominican Sisters in England,) after reading an account about these sisters in June 1950 in the local provincial newspaper “de Gelderlander” in the Netherlands.

On my retirement from teaching I was appointed to be the coordinator of the Service for Deaf people in the Plymouth Diocese and later in the Arundel & Brighton Diocese.
In 1990, I was asked to be the first administrator of our then, newly
established Niland Conference Centre in Bushey.

I am currently living in Eastbourne and am engaged with three groups of people. I bring joy and hope to several people whom I meet privately or at various local gatherings and prayer meetings.
The other group are the patients at the local hospice, who obtain some joy with our colourful art work.

The next group are the members of the Arundel & Brighton Diocesan Deaf Service, who keep in touch with me and I offer catechetical and spiritual support when required. In short, I am pleased to be of service in various ways and share companionship with the Sisters in my community.