Our Lady of Mt. Caritas Monastery joins the North American Old Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York-Pennsylvania

Our Lady of Mount Caritas Monastery has recently joined the North American Old Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York-Pennsylvania under the Omophorion of Archbishop Louis Elias Milazzo, OCR, Titular Archbishop of Apollonia and Primate of the ORCC.

This religious establishment of cloistered nuns following the Rule of St. Benedict has long been engaged in serious conflict with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich, Connecticut, whose Bishop has objected to the Latin Liturgy in their public chapel and interdicted it for laity of the Diocese, referring to the Sisters as schismatics.

In response to this, the community of nuns, who are now in their seventies and eighties, has now affiliated with the Old Roman Catholic Church, which stands firmly in the conservative tradition of Catholicism and which preserves the Latin liturgy. The Monastery has thirty-five acres of land and supports itself baking and selling bread to local stores and people. Its Prioress is Mother Maria Peter.

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