Venerable Magdalen Taylor with her Sisters visited the homes of the poor, helping the women to be home makers, bringing food and coal where it was needed. On one occasion
Venerable Magdalen Taylor with her Sisters visited the homes of the poor, helping the women to be home makers, bringing food and coal where it was needed. On one occasion she bought a man begging for money, a brush, and paid him half a crown to brush her doorstep – he then went on to earn his own living. She firmly belied in the dignity of the human person and based this belief in the story of the Incarnation of Jesus, the Son of God, becoming man and residing in the womb of the Virgin Mary for nine months.
She had houses in Greens Court, Soho Square, Percy Street, Princes Row and Newport Market. From these she set up evening classes for women, Guilds for teenagers and addressed all social needs. She even wrote to the papers to plead the cause of the poor – to quote her words from Eastern Hospital and English Nurses “Oh if someone would rise up to plead the cause of the poor.” Venerable Magdalen Taylor lived and died in 31 Soho Square June 1900. She founded a worldwide Religious Congregation of women to work among the destitute poor in the parishes around Soho.
Find out more about Venerable Magadalen Taylor on this guided walk.