Skip to comments.In London, the Ordinariate Begins to Bear Fruit
Posted on 10/31/2013 6:38:56 AM PDT by marshmallow
As former Anglicans accept the invitation of Anglicanorum Coetibus, the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham grows with permanent facilities and thriving communities.
The children from the Sunday School fill up the first couple of benches, and when the rector leads the singing of the Angelus, their young voices pipe up eagerly in the response: The angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary/And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. As things finish, there is the usual crowded gathering in the big Parish Room for coffee and tea. There is lots of talk. The Harvest Thanksgiving produced a groaning table of gifts, with bulging bags stacked under and around it, too all will go to the local project for the homeless. Somebody is asking about the confirmation class. And is the parish ladies group meeting as usual this Monday?
If all this has a faintly Anglican sound to it, thats fine. Anglican patrimony: thats what Pope Benedict XVI said could be brought along when he made the offer to clergy and laity within the Church of England in 2011: come into full Communioncome and be made welcome in the Catholic Church, and bring with you all that you can of your traditions, your heritage, your patrimony.
So far, some 80 clergy and about 1,000 laity in Britain have responded to the invitation made by Pope Benedict in Anglicanorum Coetibus. The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham came into being in 2011 with three former Anglican bishops forming its leadership. The following year two other ordinariates were establishedthe Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter in the United States and Canada, and the Ordinariate of the Southern Cross in Australia.
The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham has groups in various parts of Britain. In London, two churches have been given..........
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Praise the Lord!