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Anglican Sisters of Wantage Join the Anglican Ordinariate

Saturday, January 7, 2017 6:26
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Thanks to the Catholic Herald and William Oddie for this piece about the Sisters of Wantage.

William Oddie writes:

It was announced last week that at 10 am on January 1, eleven Anglican Sisters, members of the Community of St Mary the Virgin in Wantage, one of the first post-Reformation Anglican religious communities to be established in England in the wake of the Tractarian movement, will be received into the Catholic Church. They will be received into the ordinariate by Mgr Keith Newton, leader of the ordinariate in England and Wales, at St Aloysius, Oxford, the Church of the Oxford Oratory (which, as it happens, is my own parish church).

This will, of course, be a wonderful and joyful occasion. But this is a group conversion for which a heavy price has been paid: (Read the rest of the article here)

Sadly, as William explains, the Sister will have to leave their convent. Wantage is in the Vale of the White Horse in Oxfordshire.


We offer prayers and good wishes, both those who are to be received into the Church and to those who remain.



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