All Saints' Sisters of the Poor left the Episcopal Church two years ago.
By Mary Gail Hare
November 1, 2011
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...
Read the rest at The Baltimore Sun.
Hat tip to Mary Ann Mueller.
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