Skip to comments.Eleven Anglican Sisters to be Received into the Catholic Church [UK]
Posted on 12/12/2012 8:21:49 AM PST by marshmallow
Eleven Anglican Sisters will be received into the Catholic Church via the ordinariate, it emerged this week.
The Sisters, from the Community of St Mary the Virgin in Wantage, Oxfordshire, will be received into the Church by Mgr Keith Newton, leader of the ordinariate in England and Wales, on New Years Day.
The group, which ranges in age from 45 to 83, includes the mother superior of the community and a Sister who was once a minister in the Church of England. Three are in their 80s.
Next year they will stay for six weeks at a Benedictine convent. After that, they do not know where they will live and they have no endowments to keep them afloat financially.
Mother Winsome said: Weve got an uncertain future. But we are doing this because we truly believe this is Gods call. The Bible is full of people called to step out in faith not knowing where they were going or how they will be provided for and that truly is the situation we are following.
The community, inspired by the Oxford Movement and founded in 1848, streams its daily offices live on its website and offers retreats and meditations online.
Mother Winsome, in a letter to friends and associates, said Sisters had been coming to speak to her privately about joining the ordinariate since 2009. Once there was a critical mass, and after gaining permission from each Sister, she raised the subject with the community.
The decision by 11 of the Sisters, she said, had been reached after constant prayer and in discussion with spiritual advisers.
They will leave 30 or so members behind in Wantage. Mother Winsome said they had wanted to stay at the convent, with Anglican and Catholic Sisters worshipping together, though with appropriate Eucharistic....
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Welcome home, Sisters.
More prayer, fasting and discussion may bring the other 30 along with you.
Blessings to you as yo begin this journey!
I wish traditional Lutherans who are fed with the ELCA would take the hint and do likewise, instead of starting yet another little breakaway denomination.
I wish traditional Lutherans who are fed up with the ELCA would take the hint and do likewise, instead of starting yet another little breakaway denomination.