Do you remember the post wherein I asked if you knew what people give up when they convert?
This come by way of Damian Thompson:
Three Anglican nuns resident at the Church of England shrine at Walsingham have left after expressing an interest in joining the Ordinariate. Here’s their statement:
On 2nd December 2010, Sr. Wendy Renate, Sr. Jane Louise and Sr. Carolyne Joseph left the Priory of Our Lady in Walsingham for a period of discernment with the intention of joining the Ordinariate when established. We ask prayers for ourselves and for the Sisters remaining at the Priory of Our Lady.
What bothers me are reports that the Anglican authorities have been less than generous towards these sisters – even that, in the words of an Ordinariate source, “having voiced a desire to embrace the Ordinariate the nuns were asked to leave and take nothing with them”. [This still must be verified.] Can this shocking claim be true? I’ll be following up this story because I’ve recently heard surprising claims that some people in Anglican Walsingham are less hospitable than they might be towards Roman Catholics. Perhaps Bishop Lindsay Urwin, administrator of the shrine, should tell us what has happened.
I hope we find out about this soon.