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Beckett, Wendy

Born: 1930 AD
Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
Nationality: British
Categories: Nuns

1930 – Born on the 25th of February in South Africa. British art expert and nun.

1945 – Joined Sisters of Notre Dame.

1946 – Became a nun in the order of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

         – Sent to England to begin her novitiate and studied at St. Anne’s College at Oxford.

1954 – Attended at a teacher’s training college in Liverpool and earning a teaching diploma.

         – Returned to South Africa to teach at the University of the Witwatersrand.

1970 – Was forced to abandon teaching because of health problems and return to England.

1980 – She pursue her favorite subject of art.

1992-1997 – Host of 6-part documentary "Sister Wendy’s Odyssey", 10-part documentary "Sister Wendy’s Grand Tour" and 10-part documentary "Sister Wendy’s Story of Painting".

2007 – Gave her blessing to Postcards From God, a new West End musical penned loosely around the events in her life.