A LOST POWERHOUSE OF PRAYER

A LOST POWERHOUSE OF PRAYER

by Stephen Wynne  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  February 8, 2018    

Bully bishop robs Texas of a treasury of grace

In January, Texas suffered an extraordinary loss of grace at the hands of the archbishop of San Antonio.

Members of the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration — an order distinguished by its orthodoxy and traditionalism — were expelled from Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church on January 7 by Abp. Gustavo Garcia-Siller and sent packing back to their mother house in Alabama.

The move, members of Our Lady of the Atonement said, was in retaliation for the parish’s transfer to the Anglican Use Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter in Houston. The parish had been locked in a power struggle with Garcia-Siller for years, who wanted to retain control of the property. When Rome finally sided with the parish in March 2017, Garcia-Siller seems to have exacted his revenge, taking out his wrath on three religious sisters.

The Poor Clares came to San Antonio almost a decade ago to establish a new monastery for the state. Their ejection has deprived the nation’s second-most populous state of an extraordinary amount of much-needed grace.

Our Lady of Atonement lost three sisters. Texas lost an entire monastery — and all because of a bullying bishop who couldn’t stand to lose control of a parish.

FEBRUARY 8, 2018—THUG TACTICS: On San Antonio’s Abp. Garcia-Siller 

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4 comments on “A LOST POWERHOUSE OF PRAYER

  1. There was one account that the sisters left because the once famous nunnery in Alabama has been hemorrhaging members ever since M. Angelica died. How true any of that is I have no idea.

  2. Within the past two years Francis or one of his people made a definitive move to micromanage every convent on the planet. There was spotty coverage in the Catholic media but it amounted to a wholesale hostile takeover of the future as far as authentic contemplative nuns are concerned. I wish I could recall all the details but traditionalist-friendly sites might have the information archived.
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    From what I do remember, the threats to contemplatives included radical changes in governing authority, age consideration for candidates and postulancy and novitiate regulations.
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    I thought at the time that it looked like something only the Freemasonic tyrants in Mexico in the early 20th Century could have come up with.

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