They will enter the Catholic Church on September 3, 2009. Please pray for them.
From the LivingChurch.com:
The All Saints Sisters of the Poor are the American Branch of a society founded in England, according to information on a website maintained by the order. They were invited to Baltimore in 1872 by the rector of Mount Calvary Church, Baltimore, a congregation which has continued to maintain strong ties to the sisters. The Rev. Jason Catania, rector of Mount Calvary, said he was aware of the impending move, and that the congregation would “continue to consider them part of the extended church family.”Apparently they will also be able to keep their property and convent. This is great news. Let us rejoice with Mother Christina and the sisters!
The order describes itself “a traditional religious community, living under the evangelical vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.” In recent years, Mother Christina said many of the sisters felt that they were no longer in the right place.
“We tried to be faithful in The Episcopal Church as we understand scriptures, but we seem to be drifting farther and farther apart,” she said. “For the past two years in particular we felt as if we were no longer making a difference in this church. We felt as if we no longer belong.”