Once upon a time we took care of our own and didn’t rely on the nanny state to do everything. Catholics of every level of economic potential and walk of life were concerned with works of mercy, even in organized confraternities and religious orders.
Another group of women engaged in works of mercy has been destroyed by the Congregation for Religious.
Some time back we learned that a group of contemplative women called the Little Sisters of Mary, the Mother of the Redemer, in Saint-Aignan-sur-Roe, France, were being attacked by the local bishop Thierry Scherrer of Laval.
The sisters run four old-peoples homes. They have the Novus Ordo in Latin and in 2012 adopted traditional habits. The bishop thought they were too traditional.
Apparently now so does the Congregation for Religious under Braz Card de Aviz, who destroyed the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate.
Visitation in 2016 and 2018 were imposed on the sisters by ultra-liberals (one of the visitors Sister Geneviève Médeviellem, who teaches at the Catholic Institute in Paris, claims that fornication can be justified).
The mother superior and the novice mistress where exiled to distant monasteries and replaced with three modernist commissioners. All the canonical appeals and pleas for mercy were ignored.
On September 17, Cardinal Braz de Aviz, head of the Congregation for Religious, ordered the sisters to accept the commissioner “without reserve” lest they would be dismissed.
34 of 37 sisters announced on November 7 that they had decided in conscience to ask their vows to be dissolved.
They were founded in 1949, and ran four nursing homes in the dioceses of Laval and Toulouse.
Life as a religious in the time of Francis and Braz de Aviz.
Maybe if they had more crystals and mantras, more macrame and Georgia O’Keefe on their walls?