14 February 2008

New Religious Community in St. Louis to be Founded by Rosalind Moss


Thanks again to Wolftracker at KCC, who is doing my job for me these days.  Awesome news:

Rosalind Moss is starting a religious community in St. Louis.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNS) - Rosalind Moss, an author who is an Eternal Word Television Network TV host and one of the network's radio hosts, announced Feb. 13 that she is starting a new community of sisters in the Archdiocese of St. Louis with the permission of Archbishop Raymond L. Burke. 

The new group will be called the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel's Hope, she told an audience of more than 200 at the Catholic Breakfast Club of Sacramento. 

Moss, 65, said she hopes to move to St. Louis within a few months, intends to fulfill as many of her scheduled speaking engagements in the coming year as possible, and plans to continue her radio program from St. Louis. 
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We are a mid-sized Midwest typical city, but when it comes to the forefront of Catholic restoration, St. Louis is a pretty good place to be.
  
Rosalind Moss is one Jewish woman not likely to be invited to lead vespers at St. Cronan's.

From the story at Catholic Online:


EWTN TV and radio host announces formation of new religious community

2/15/2008

Catholic News Service

Raised a conservative Jew, Moss spent 18 years as an evangelical Protestant before becoming a Catholic in 1995.

SACRAMENTO, CA (CNS) - Rosalind Moss, an author who is an Eternal Word Television Network TV host and one of the network's radio hosts, announced Feb. 13 that she is starting a new community of sisters in the Archdiocese of St. Louis with the permission of Archbishop Raymond L. Burke. 

The new group will be called the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel's Hope, she told an audience of more than 200 at the Catholic Breakfast Club of Sacramento. 

Moss, 65, said she hopes to move to St. Louis within a few months, intends to fulfill as many of her scheduled speaking engagements in the coming year as possible, and plans to continue her radio program from St. Louis. 

She is working now on designing a floor-length habit, along with a basket to hold religious articles which sisters will distribute both in the poorest areas of the city and the richest. 

"The purpose of this religious community is to flood the world with holy habits as signs to God," said Moss, who is also a staff apologist with Catholic Answers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the Catholic faith through all forms of media. 

She said she intends to go into the streets with a team of joy-filled sisters and share the good news. 

"I want to tell the world that God hasn't left. He is still here. We are loved by the God who made us for himself. I want to show there is no such thing as secular and religious. There is no division. All is from God," she said. 

Moss said her group will be an evangelistic, teaching community following in the spiritual tradition of St. Francis de Sales, whose writings and sermons inspired many to convert to Catholicism. She already has a few women who plan to join her, she added. 

"I'll come back to Sacramento one day in a habit," said Moss. "Hold nothing back from God." 

Quoting Father Stan Fortuna, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal known for his music and preaching, she said that "if we keep what God has given us, we are thieves. There is no true, lasting happiness apart from giving our lives to God." 

Raised a conservative Jew, Moss spent 18 years as an evangelical Protestant before becoming a Catholic in 1995. She detailed her journey of faith to the Catholic Breakfast Club. In closing she said the group was the first to hear of the new community. 

7 comments:

Latinmassgirl said...

How truly wonderful about Rosalind!! Thank you for the information Timman. I haven't been listening to WRYT lately and hadn't heard the good news. That made my day!

Anonymous said...

This will no doubt create great consternation among our "Older Brothers in the Faith" who reside in St. Louis.

Four months ago there would have been room for the St. Louis Rabbis to go to His Grace and say, "Hey, okay on the new order but could you tone down the name, I mean you know how sensitive we are to suggestions about Jesus as the "Hope of Israel".

Now, thanks to Susan Talve, the Archbishop has every temptation to say, "Go, talk to Susan Talve about inter-religious sensitivity, then come back to me."

Michael C. said...

This is great news for St. Louis and for the Church at large. I am very happy about the choice of their name, as the Church in Israel is having a hard time. I am also very happy about their choice of apostolate, as we need good teachers and evangelizers (if that's a word)in the Church.

God Bless Rosalind Moss.

Anonymous said...

This could not have came at a better time! I'm so excited I could run through the city!

Archbishop Burk is MORE than wonderful!

Ms. Moss you have my full suport both prayers and money.

Habit wearing sisters in St. Louis? What will the SSND's think? This is to much! I can't wait. :)

Does anyone know when the holy sisters will arrive?

This is great!

YoungCatholicSTL said...

2 Questions:

1. Is there a specific tradition this order will follow?

2. Will the community follow the extraordinary rite for masses, etc.?

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Full length habits = my support.

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news. There are so many new Orders of traditional sisters being founded. All wearing the traditional habits. They have many vocations. Meanwhile, the very aged Orders of USA and European habitless nuns still intent on clinging to the radical/liberal/femminist /Spirit of Vatican II type religious life are dying out rapidly.
If Rosalind Moss is looking to design a new religious habit for her traditional Order, I suggest she watch the movie "The Nuns' Story" (1958) starring Audrey Hepburn to see nuns in one of the most beautiful religious habits I have ever seen.
Actually, the purple/violet habit worn until about 1970 by the Religious of the Assumption was probably the most beautiful nuns habit I have ever seen.
God Bless Rosalind Moss, her apostolate and her work in founding a beautiful new Order for the Church. God Bless the community with many vocations.