Mother Teresa Christe, MSSR, wrote saying that the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa need a priest chaplain. They would like both the Extraordinary and the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. These are not LCWR nuns.
I asked for some details and she sent back:
Chaplain of 10 sisters – Daily Mass in convent chapel (Ex Form about 4 x per week, Ordinary Form 2-3 x per week)
– Confessions 1x per week
– Benediction 1 x per week
– Spiritual Direction (light, only as needed), Blessing of items from time to time
– a “day off” each week
Residence in Cathedral Rectory Suite, in Santa Rosa, CA, 5/8 mile from convent- smaller city in Wine Country, near Napa Valley CA, Mediterranean Climate (beautiful vicinity)
Rector of Cathedral may negotiate additional duties of hearing parish confessions and offering an occasional public Mass at the faithful Cathedral Parish depending on whether or not the chaplain would like to be in parish life
Additional Notes: This community of sisters is contemplative/active and was canonically approved by 2012 by Bishop Robert Vasa. [A fine bishop and a great fellow.] There are 4 professed sisters, 4 novices, 1 postulant and several in application/discernment (they are growing)
They have a distinct Marian Spirituality based on St. Louis de Montfort’s total consecration to Jesus through Mary
The sisters’ main apostolates function around 1. Liturgy – Sacristy Work, Liturgical Music (traditional), care of Church
and the spiritual and practical support of the priesthood 2. Communicating the Catholic Faith – Catholic Education, Catechesis, Retreat Talks and the like…They hold respected positions in the diocese and are supported by the
The sisters are proficient in the knowledge and practice of liturgical norms, music and ceremonies for both forms of the Roman Rite
Financial offerings for services rendered are very open and negotiable. Room and board are provided and possibly a car if needed.
Inquiry Contact: email@example.com
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