Saturday, 5 February 2011

The Good Sisters

This is a picture of a meeting of Mothers General of womens' religious orders in the States (courtesy of Palazzo Apostolico). Doesn't it inspire you for the Church of the future?

Poverty, Chastity, Obedience. Well, one out of three (judging by the ages) ain't bad.

There is, I gather, another body of Superiors who employ different standards.

10 comments:

Sixupman said...

I have just visited WDTPRS Blog whereon was a video of a Sarum Rite concert at an Episcopalean church in Wall Street, New York - fabulous music. Concert introduced by a female vicar, very distracting and would have to celebrate ad orientem to minimise disruption to prayerfulness!

Gregory said...

Glad to see the aging Kumbaya crowd is alive and still taking nourishment. very inspiring procession in deed. lol.

GOR said...

And people wonder why the Vatican is conducting a Visitation of American women religious...?

Also I think Paolo may be a little optimistic about 'peace' having been established between the hierarchy and nuns like Sr. Keehan. Shades of Neville Chamberlain after Munich...

Kelso said...

You know, after 35 years of "priestesses" in the Episcopal Church we've gone so far downhill from when we were America's most admired denomination to THE laughing-stock in one generation. I tell people the Romans and the Orthodox will NEVER ordain women after seeing the havoc wrought on our denomination. And changing the prayer book was the other contributory factor to our now irrelevant church...serious people don't jump about the nave hugging one another and singing cheap music and talking about "at your command all planets came into being..." (or some nonsense lingo like that).

Miss Ellen E. said...

I think the other group of Religious Superiors you refer to might be the
Conference of Major Superiors of Women Religious. See the photo comparison here:

http://southernorderspage.blogspot.com/2011/02/well-duh.html

I know which one inspires me!

john-of-hayling said...

Kelso:
so "the Romans and the Orthodox will NEVER ordain women after seeing the havoc wrought on our denomination"
Personally I don't think either will be affected one way or the other - surely the position is that it is not that they don't want to ordain women, but that they are unable (and still remain a church that has passed on the faith as received fromm the Apostles).

Anonymous said...

Yes , hardly inspiring. Most of them can be found on the "National Catholic Reporter". Which it most certainly is not.

Miss Ellen E. said...

I think maybe the other group of Religious Superiors you refer to might be the 'Conference of Major Superiors of Women Religious'

Fr Allan MacDonald has an interesting photo comparison on his blog here:

http://southernorderspage.blogspot.com/2011/02/well-duh.html

I know which I find more inspiring!

Sister Marie said...

Please pray for the women religious here... my own community belongs to the LCWR even though we wear a habit, live in community, and work in a traditional apostolate. We pray the Stations of the Cross, the Rosary, and attend Mass each day. We belong to the LCWR because they have resources you can't find anywhere else... please pray for our faithfulness and for vocations to communities that are faithful to the Church.

Convenor said...

Dear Father,

Speaking of which, after the great blessing of the Holy Year for Priests, we are proposing a Holy Year for Nuns and we've be delighted if you could adopt the idea and promote it. God knows, they need our prayers!

http://catholicheritage.blogspot.com/2011/02/proclaim-holy-year-for-nuns.html

God bless you!