[Another traditional-minded religious order suppressed by another Frankenbishop – his second such action in less than four months!]
Posted by Joseph Ostermeir on Wednesday, December 21, 2016
This cold Advent evening I’m setting down my eggnog, heavy-hearted to report what I think is another public tragedy in the Diocese of Tulsa, relevant to traditional Catholics here in the Heartland.
The newly ordained bishop–Bishop David Konderla–is dismissing from his new diocese yet another religious community devoted to the traditional Catholic religious life, known by many local faithful for also actively participating in the Traditional Latin Mass (1962 Missal).
This time it is the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope, a public association of the faithful preparing for years for permanent approval, originally founded by now retired Bishop-emeritus Edward Slattery of Tulsa and Mother Miriam (a Jewish convert known for her talks on EWTN).
From their recent Advent/Christmas 2016 Newsletter:
The new bishop of Tulsa told us earlier this month that he does not see a way forward for our community in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In a memo to Diocesan priests and staff, the bishop wrote: “After careful consideration and prayerful discernment, the Diocese of Tulsa has elected to end its affiliation with the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope and allow the community to continue their apostolic exploration in another diocese.”
This is a great sadness to us and to many families and individuals in the Diocese of Tulsa and beyond who have worked so hard and given so much to establish our Priory and renovate the guest house that was donated to us. Yet, we are at peace…
Do you recall how the same new bishop inexplicably shut down in September the Latin Mass-offering priestly exorcist society–the Doloran Fathers–founded by Bishop Slattery and Fr. Chad Ripperger? DIOCESAN MEMO
Like the Doloran Fathers, these sisters (not yet in the novitiate phase) were established by Bishop Slattery, but are also being inexplicably removed by the new bishop, Bishop Konderla.
Both communities are dedicated to Catholic tradition, known for their pious love of the Traditional Latin Mass.
Both received donations and help from many local benefactors to establish an actual Religious House.
For the priests, it was a Monastery north of Tulsa in the countryside, living a removed, quiet life devoted to helping some of the most spiritually tormented souls.
For the sisters, it was a Priory and Guesthouse in the city area, where they have evangelized families with the Catholic Faith.
Do I need to ask, why this is happening again?
Please pray for these good ladies that they might be able to fulfill their vocation in another diocese. And pray for Bishop Konderla that he may understand and support traditional Catholics/traditional Catholicism in his new diocese.