Sunday, April 26, 2009
AS SEEN ON:
"Best Of Friends"
AS PLAYED BY:
Dame Wendy Hiller
Dame Laurentia McLachlan was born Margaret McLachlan in 1866 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland. In 1884 she joined the Benedictine Abbey at Stanbrook Abbey.
In 1931 she was elected Abbess of Stanbrook.
She was a pioneer in the restoration of the Gregorian chant in England and a leading authority on music and medieval manuscripts.
She died in 1953 having spent seventy of her 87 years within the strictly enclosed monastery.