Skip to comments.Archdiocese of Baltimore welcomes new order of nuns
Posted on 11/04/2011 1:58:05 AM PDT by markomalley
The Archdiocese of Baltimore added a new religious order of nuns Tuesday, its first in decades and one that began as an Anglican community.
The All Saints' Sisters of the Poor left the Episcopal Church for the Roman Catholic Church two years ago. By a decree from the Vatican, they are now an official diocesan priory, or order, the same designation carried by the School Sisters of Notre Dame or the Daughters of Charity.
"We feel we have broken ground," said Mother Christina Christie, leader of the community and a nun since 1966.
Yesterday, All Saints' Day, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, all 10 members of the Catonsville convent individually professed perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience "for the rest of my life in this world." Then each signed her profession at the altar before nearly two dozen priests and bishops.
Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien chose Nov. 1, the sisters' patronal feast day, to officially receive the community into the archdiocese.
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Now that they are an official religious institute, they can re-open their novitiate and welcome new candidates to their community. Since their change of denomination, there have been several inquiries, she said.
These here are some classy sisters! One of them, without knowing it (until I wrote her maybe 2 years ago) is as responsible as any living person for my becoming Catholic. All because of advice she gave me on my pre-ordination retreat in 1977.
Anglican nuns? Do Anglican nuns take the same vows of chastity and poverty that Roman Catholic ones do?
Yes, REAL habits!
Yes, they do. I think Anglican monasticism was restarted in the wake of the Oxford movement in the 1840’s. There aren’t many of them.