Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Just a short reply to let you know that our Community, The Servants of the Sacred Cross (SSC), is indeed very much “alive and well”. We continue to grow and are richly blessed, thanks be to God.
We will soon be gathering for our Annual General Chapter and have had an extremely busy year. We have received an unprecedented number of inquiries over the last several months. We will be receiving new Postulants at our Chapter as well as celebrating the Clothing of Novices and the Profession of Vows. In addition, we now have a new category of membership called Oblates and will receive Oblate Promises, also, during our Chapter week.
We are now all Catholics except one. We remain open to Anglicans and Eastern Orthodox as in the past. I, personally, was received into the Catholic Church last year - so, yes, I am now a Catholic. Deo gratias!
We are presently discerning the process to become formally recognized in some form within the Catholic Church and have many highly experienced Catholic priests and Catholic Canon Lawyers advising us. It is a very lengthy procedure which can take several years. However, by God’s Grace, we intend to pursue it under the counsel of those assisting us.
Because we have had such a very busy year, it became impossible to work on updates to our web site to any great extent or write a newsletter. We have implemented a very few updates to the web site within the last week or two. On the home page you will see a picture of some of us with the Catholic priest who celebrated the Mass for our Community Rites at Chapter 2012.
Many more updates will follow later in the fall when we will add more recent photos and video. There will also be another newsletter in Advent, God willing. Many have been asking for news of us! Please continue to check our web site over the coming weeks and months
Faithfully in Christ,