Annual Convocation 2014
Row: Lily Anne Rein, Marjorie Chandley, Ruth Healy, Nan Baxter, Katherine Roberts (AnnaBrokenwing), Eloise Hally
Second Row: Pat Merchant, Elizabeth Allan, Cynthia Hizer, Eleanor
Ryder, Ann Ottesen, Kat
Hilliard-Yntema, Katherine Mitchell, Adair Maller
Third Row: Gwen Bottoms, Jane Moser(AnnaJane), Joyce Hunn, Lynn Tesh, Lori Lowe, Peggy Courtright, Alice Davidson
Back Row: Mary Moore, Maggi Ewing, Karen Swenson, Marilyn Hughes, Sally Addis, Julia Bottin, Linda Claire Snyder
Missing: Mary Ann Neale, Laura Pittard, Carolynne Williams, Joan Pritcher
What is our relationship with the Episcopal Church?
The Society came into being in the Diocese of Atlanta in 2005, and The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, former Bishop of Atlanta and current Dean of St. Luke's Seminary at Sewanee, served as our Bishop Visitor. We were officially recognized in 2009 as a Christian Community in the Episcopal Church by the Standing Commission on Religious Communites of the House of Bishops.
What is our vision?
We are developing creative ministries with elders living in care. The Society focuses on ministry to and with them, providing sacramental and pastoral ministries and forming them into communities of faith. We are shifting the locus of “being church” from the parish left behind to the places where elders now live. We also hope to develop ministries of care, support and advocacy with young children living in poverty.
What is our membership now?
We have 10 sisters vowed for life, 22 in regular annual vows, and 1 novice.
Our ages range from 55 to 87.
What is the process for becoming a member?
The process includes an application, discernment for a minimum of one year as a provisional, a minimum of one year as a novice, and participation in the life of the Society. Vows are taken annually, at the Feast of the Presentation. After five years, life vows may be taken.
For more information, contact:
Mary Moore, Director of Novices and Provisionals,
What if someone lives outside the Diocese of Atlanta and Provincial IV?
Our constitution provides for the inclusion of extra-provincial members and also for the development of new provincial groups.