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February 13, 2020
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February 2020 Quarterly Gathering of Diocesan Religious
Story submitted by Br. Franklin Kline, OP


Members of Religious Orders and Communities from throughout the Diocese joined together for Evening Prayer on Saturday, February 1 at Church of the Advent, Crestwood. Fr. Marshall Crossnoe, Interim Rector at Advent delivered the homily, and the Advent members of The Daughters of The King hosted a time of fellowship for the attendees following the service.

Sr. Donna-Ruth Hawk-Reinhard and Companions Rev, Maria Evans and Agnes Bolwell led the worship in the Celtic Tradition as practiced by the Anamchara Fellowship. Also attending were members of The Society of St. Francis (SSF) 3rd Order, The Order  of St. Francis OSF), The Anglican Order of Preachers (OPA), The Brotherhood of St. Andrew, the Rivendell Community. as well as  The Daughters of The King.  The group meets quarterly with the worship led in rotation by members of one of the participating communities sharing their unique liturgical tradition.

All in the Diocese who are members of religious orders and communities living under Promises or Vows and  following a Religious Rule of Life are also warmly invited to attend.  Please also plan to attend if you may be interested in learning more about the various forms of the Religious Life as are expressed within The Episcopal Church and broader Anglican Communion.

The next gathering is planned for 4:30 pm Saturday, July 11 at Christ Church Cathedral. The Dominicans are up for July, and Evening Prayer will draw on The Dominican Tradition – with the unique factor that it will be commemorating The Feast of St. Benedict of Nursia, founder of The Benedictine Order and of Monasticism in The Western Church.


For further information please contact Br. Franklin  Kline OP, e-mail: Cell: 314-374-3290.

Author: Janis Greenbaum
Category: 02-MDisciples

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