Catholic housing activist and foundress
Dame Joan Bartlett, S.S.I. , O.B.E. , D.S.G. , was a prominent British convert to the Roman Catholic Church and the foundress of the Servite Secular Institute (S.S.I.). During World War II Bartlett worked in the European Broadcasting division of the BBC, and at night was a Commandant of the Red Cross. She converted to Roman Catholicism in 1941, becoming a Servite tertiary.