The following comes from a recent post on the website of the Santa Rosa diocese.
The Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa had their beginnings in Spokane, Washington. Their religious community was in the midst of a reorganization and the sisters found themselves in need of new diocesan sponsorship. more Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa news
Bishop Robert Vasa of the diocese of Santa Rosa heard of their need for new diocesan sponsorship and offered his sponsorship to the Sisters in Santa Rosa.
As the numbers of the community began to increase, Bishop Vasa moved out of his home and offered its use to the Marian Sisters. The sisters moved into the bishop’s personal residence and started their ministry.
The sisters’ vision is to communicate the beauty, goodness and truth of the Catholic faith through works of joyful evangelization in our diocese. The Marian Sisters currently work in Catholic schools and parishes. They teach at Cardinal Newman High School, St. Eugene Cathedral School, and work at the diocesan Catholic school office. They teach parish faith formation classes and participate in confirmation and RCIA programs. The sisters’ religious community has grown in the diocese of Santa Rosa from two to nine members and are close to expanding to thirteen sisters. The future goal for the Marian Sisters is to continue to grow their order and establish a much stronger presence of dedicated service throughout the parishes and schools of the diocese of Santa Rosa.
They have now outgrown the bishop’s home they currently occupy and are in strong need of a larger facility to accommodate their planned expansion. The diocese of Santa Rosa is diligently searching for an existing suitable convent for the Marian Sisters.
The July 10 BBQ fundraising event is dedicated to raising significant funds to acquire a convent for the sisters. Please attend the July 10 event and offer your financial support. If you can’t attend, please donate to the convent campaign. You can do this by visiting the Marian Sisters website and giving through their donation portal.
The sisters are devoted to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.
Their new chaplain was featured in a story here at Cal Catholic last year when he was being “reassigned”. God’s will be done–look where he has ended up!
May the Lord increase the number of these sisters. God bless them with the greatest of abundance. +JMJ+
Blessings for Bishop Vasa. If the building will accomodate thirteen sisters [expected growth], even at more humble space per nun, that seems significantly larger than one person needs.
Certainly a better answer than Bishop Bling in Germany a couple of years ago.
Praise God for all of this. A beautiful website.
These were once sisters of the CMRI an order that does not recognize any Pope since Pius the XII, a few of them left their convent in Spokane and rejoined Rome. Now being a part of the Novus Ordo Church I hope they continue to celebrate the TLM and not sucked into the modern rite. Good to see real nuns in habits.
Janek, I agree. We need to hang on to some of those Traditions, along with the more decent new ones. The older ones built Western civilization and can be used to rebuild it.