Ordinariate leader Mgr Keith Newton hails ‘new and exciting step’
Topic: Community of St Mary the Virgin
‘A Gift from God’: a stone’s throw from Maryvale, the Ordinariate’s Sisters have now moved into their new convent. Who says prayer doesn’t work?
This is a great day, not simply for the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary and for the Ordinariate, but for the whole English Church
The community are guests at an enclosed Benedictine monastery but do not know where they will live in future
The Wantage community was one of the first Anglican religious orders; the conversion of its core members heralds the end of Anglo-Catholicism
The sisters will be received into the Ordinariate; their avoidable expulsion from their convent has been a heavy price to pay
One of the Sisters, based in Wantage, Oxfordshire, used to be a Church of England minister