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All members of Notre Dame de Namur undertook their formation in Namur, but the Sisters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, which had a commitment to adaptation and a more flexible Rule, decided to create an English and Irish Province in 1883 and at once established a noviciate at Mill Hill near London.
The noviciate registers and obituaries of most congregations working in England would tell a similar story, although the proportions varied from one to another.