TEC Theology Discouraged Aspirants
The Rt. Rev. Donald J. Parsons, Bishop of Quincy from1973-1987, said that as bishop visitor for the All Saints Sisters of the Poor for about the past six years, he was aware that the convent was undergoing a process of discernment about its continued affiliation with The Episcopal Church. But he said he played no role in their deliberations. The Catonsville, Md.-based order announced it will be received into the Roman Catholic Church in September.In recent years, Bishop Parsons said the sisters had become increasingly discouraged in their efforts to recruit new aspirants, or members, to their order. While attracted by the sisters beautiful 80-acre campus and their mission and ministry, most potential aspirants declined to pursue a calling with the order because they found its traditional vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience to be incongruous with what the visitor understood to be the mission and ministry of The Episcopal Church ...
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#1 Jun 25, 2009
"... most potential aspirants declined to pursue a calling with the order because they found its traditional 'vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience' to be incongruous with what the visitor understood to be the mission and ministry of The Episcopal Church."
What then, is the perceived mission and ministry of TEC?
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