There is now what seems to be an official statement from the three sisters who until recently lived as part of the community of the sisters of St Margaret in Walsingham. One of them was the Mother Superior and the two others familiar to all those who go on pilgrimage to Walsingham.
The official statement says that Sr Wendy Renate, Sr Jane Louise and Sr (until very recently Mother) Carolyne Joseph left the Priory of Our Lady in Walsingham for a period of discernment with the intention of joining the Ordinariate when established. They ask for our prayers.
It goes without saying that we offer our prayers and our support to these three brave sisters. I say brave as I am hearing that as soon as they signalled their intention to join the Ordinariate they were asked to leave the priory within a few days days, to return habits, rings and crosses in a matter of two/three weeks and are now living as guests of a Catholic religious community. After a lifetime of dedication and service, they were asked to leave with next to nothing. Left in the priory there are now four nuns the youngest of which is 75...
Read the rest at the blog Seven Oaks, St. John the Baptist.
Hat tip to Mary Ann Mueller
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