Members of All Saints Sisters of the Poor, an Episcopal Church-affiliated convent near Baltimore, are leaving the denomination after 137 years.
“We tried to be faithful in The Episcopal Church as we understand scriptures, but we seem to be drifting farther and farther apart,” Mother Christina told The Living Church. “For the past two years in particular we felt as if we were no longer making a difference in this church. We felt as if we no longer belong.”
Almost all of the sisters will be uniting with the Roman Catholic Church later this year.
No word yet on whether the Episcopal Church will bring a lawsuit, seeking to evict the (mostly) elderly women from the premises.
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