Diocese of Madison welcomes traditional Benedictine order to Madison, pending Rome's approval

Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison recently officiated at the blessing of Mother Cecilia Snell, OSB, as the new Abbess of the Benedictines of Mary Queen of Apostles at the Abbey of Our Lady of Ephesus in Gower, Mo.

Over the last year or so, Bishop Morlino has been in contact with the Benedictines of Mary Queen of Apostles, a traditional order of Benedictines nuns whose monastery in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph was recently elevated by Rome to the status of an Abbey.

These Sisters have become well known in recent years due to their chart-topping albums of sacred music (particularly popular is their Advent at Ephesus), though their actual “labora” is making vestments and altar linens. At their Abbey in Missouri, they also have a retreat house for priests.

Bishop Morlino said, “The Sisters have been growing steadily and continue to receive more young vocations, so many, in fact, that they have pushed their monastery to the point of bursting. As such, their now-Abbess has been in contact with a few dioceses about the possibility of sending Sisters to make a new foundation.
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Dave P. said...

A nice contrast to the Benedictines who went completely off the rails...

Badger Catholic said...

I thought the same thing.

Does anyone know where they would reside?

Greg Kincaid said...

It would be delicious if this order of TRUE Catholic Nuns would given all of the assets of the dying and ridiculous Benedictines that live in this diocese.
They have been a scandal for decades. They have no vocations. The median age is 75. They openly worship "sophia". They have their all female "Para-liturgical" services. (It isn't the Mass-wink,wink.)
They cannot be gone from the scene soon enough.

River Forest said...

What a patriarchial reply...and the pediphile priests and bishops and popes. What,are you doing about them

River Forest said...

Work on getting rid of the pedophiles