The Catholic Womens League (CWL) of England and Wales


CWL is a worldwide organisation, united in friendship and love, where members use and develop their talents in projects
for the world, the nation, the diocese and the parish.


The Catholic Women’s League was founded in 1906 by Mrs Margaret Fletcher. Our Patroness is Saint Margaret Clitherow

Advent message from our National President Mrs Margaret Valentine

Dear Members,

Advent is nearly here and soon we will be singing that Advent carol “O come, O come Emmanuel”. The carol is based on the Magnificat antiphons for the 7 days before Christmas and it reminds us that Jesus is the promised Messiah, the Son of God who saves us from all evil and brings us the peace we long for. The sixth verse goes “O come thou dayspring, come and cheer our spirits by thine advent here”. As the nights grow longer we do need to be cheered up! And there is nothing more cheerful than knowing that each of us is precious in God’s eyes.

May the Advent candles light up our hearts and fill us with joy as we make our preparations for Christmas. I would like to wish every member of the League a prayerful Advent- and a blessed Christmas when it comes. Margaret Valentine, National President.


Full report on the World Assembly as given at our AGM in November is posted on the WUCWO page.

For the latest newsletter from WUCWO please click on the link below

WUCWO Newsletter February 2018

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