Friday, January 11, 2013

News from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

The Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 Recently at Oxford in England eleven formerly Anglican Sisters and their Superior were received into the Church, forming a new community called "The Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary."  The sisters have adopted the Rule of St. Benedict, and for six weeks will live with a Benedictine community to get used to Benedictine observance.  After that, they will be on their own.  Having left their Anglican community, the sisters, who are penniless, will then become homeless as wellSeveral of the sisters appear to be of an age when hardship and upheaval would have little appeal.  As their superior concedes, "[w]e’ve got an uncertain future. But we are doing this because we truly believe this is God’s 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 estimable Dr. Oddie has more here.

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