Twelve Episcopal nuns of the All Saints Sisters of the Poor in Catonsville, MD, have united with the Roman Catholic Church. The nuns wear traditional veils, habits, and bands. When I first saw their habits, it reminded me of the Dominican sisters who worked in my hometown diocese except that their habits were white with black veils.
Regardless, the Sisters of All Saints of the Poor have been living in Catonsville for more than a century. Their primary apostolate is working with the poor and sick. Currently, they work in an old age home, provide retreats, and also have a number of other posts.
As the nuns state in the article, they swam the Tiber because of the recent controversies in the Episcopal Church regarding homosexuality and the ordination of women. Indeed, the first issue is probably the most important.
It is my hope that these sisters will attract many vocations and will help our Church in numerous ways.
Welcome, Sisters! It’s good to have you here!
Our Lady of the Angels, pray for us!
St. Thomas More, pray for us!