Friday, January 21, 2011

New nuns

My Norbie friends have just gone to check up on those new nuns who came over the Tiber a few weeks back from Walsingham.

They look like they're doing OK, which is good.

Today some of the confreres had the great joy of welcoming to the Priory Sr Jane Louise, Sr Carolyne Joseph and Sr Wendy Renate, who have joined the newly established Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. The Ordinariate, set up by the Holy See to welcome former Anglicans into communion with the Catholic Church, also allows for communities of religious to come under its jurisdiction.

I would go into all the cosmic implications of three nuns, women consecrated to pray for the things that Walsingham is supposed to be about, coming over to the Religion of the Real, but really, I'm just too lazy and generally fed up with the whole business. So, I'll let y'all work it out for yourselves.

Weep, weep, O Walsingham
Whose days are nights,
Blessings turned to blasphemies,
Holy deeds to despites.
Sin is where Our Lady sat,
Heaven turned into hell,
Satan sits where Our Lord did sway,
Walsingham, oh farewell!

1 comment:

Paul Smeaton said...

They're not the only people working to bring faith back to Walsingham. I hope you'll join us this year Hilary!