Benedictines of Mary Queen of Apostles at the Abbey of Our Lady of Ephesus in Gower, Mo.continue at Madison Catholic Herald
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.