06 March 2011

Farewell Gathering for Sister Rosalind Moss Next Sunday

I received the following email from the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Our Hope:

An Invitation to bid Farewell to
Sister Rosalind Moss

You're Invited to come and celebrate with us as we
bid farewell to Sister Rosalind Moss, as she continues her
journey to begin her new community in Tulsa, OK.

Coming up soon!
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday March 13th
Sister Rosalind will be giving a short talk at 3:00 p.m.

We know this is such a short notice but if you are
available we would love to see you at:

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
17 Hawkesbury Drive
Ferguson, MO 63121

Refreshments will be served and there will be time to
sit and relax with her. Come and join the fun!!

For those who have asked how they might assist in any way, here are two major needs that Sister Ros mentioned in her recent email:

Financial support – that will enable her to buy, renovate or rent a suitable facility in Tulsa. We’ll have a donations basket available at the gathering on Sunday for those who wish to assist in this way.

Prayer support – for the move to Tulsa, for the finding of a facility, the needed finances, and the discernment of the women who will join her in the work.
God bless you and hope to see you there!

P.S. There are many who might like to come next Sunday who may not receive this email. Please feel free to spread the word. There will be plenty of room and food! All are welcome!


Jane Chantal said...


Heaven knows, I'm happy for Tulsa -- but what happened to St. Louis and the nascent Daughters of Mary, Mother of Our Hope? Evidently there has been lots going on that has only been shared on a "need to know" basis...which doubtless is sound policy, but leaves many of Sister Rosalind's longtime admirers and well-wishers scratching our heads and fruitlessly trying to connect chimerical dots.

It's rather reminiscent of the silence that greeted well-meaning inquiries re the now-vanished Sister Marie of the Love of God, and the hopes that were kindled regarding more sisters from her Order becoming established here.

It seems as though one is given just enough information to care, and then suddenly, one day, it's a blank stare passed down from Management, and "Do I know you?"

But, perhaps I'm just not "getting it" :-D

My prayers will continue to be with Sister Rosalind; I'm grateful that she is still in the St. Louis area for a while. The journey continues for her as for all of us, and I will pray also that, one day, the public will be allowed a more generous window onto her wonderful and fascinating story.

Jane Chantal said...

Well, googling "sister rosalind moss tulsa" has helped. Spelunking one's way through the Catholic Answers forum can be worth the effort :-D The dots are slightly less chimerical now. But, how sobering and disappointing it is to learn that Sister Rosalind's community has been made unwelcome here.

Cathy D said...

I heard on Catholic Answers that she was leaving. Do you know why???

Anonymous said...

What happened to the setup at St. George in Afton?

thetimman said...

I have concluded an interview with Sister Rosalind and hopefully will have it up by the end of the week.

Jane Chantal said...

Thank you, Timman (and thank you, Sister Rosalind)!

Anonymous said...

What happened to Sister Marie of the Love of God? I didn't know she was gone. I've been waiting for more nuns of her Order to arrive.