M. Miriam of the Lamb of God
I came across the story on Facebook.
Mother Miriam formed a public association of the faithful, diocesan religious community of Benedictine sisters called Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel's Hope, formed under the auspices of Bishop-Emeritus Slattery of Tulsa. The new Bishop of the diocese has informed the community he doesn't see a way forward for the community in the diocese.
The new bishop of Tulsa told us earlier this month that he does not see a way forward for our community in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In a memo to Diocesan priests and staff, the bishop wrote: “After careful consideration and prayerful discernment, the Diocese of Tulsa has elected to end its affiliation with the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope and allow the community to continue their apostolic exploration in another diocese.”
This is a great sadness to us and to many families and individuals in the Diocese of Tulsa and beyond who have worked so hard and given so much to establish our Priory and renovate the guest house that was donated to us. Yet, we are at peace... - Newsletter
Watch out for the stories which will most likely circulate about this development. Already there are those suggesting this is an attack on traditionalism and a sort of purge against those communities devoted to the Extraordinary Form of Mass. I think some may even connect this to the so-called campaign against Cardinal Burke, who incidentally was prepared to welcome M. Miriam in the Archdiocese of St. Louis before he was elevated to the Apostolic Signatura. She was subsequently welcomed by Bishop Slattery in Tulsa.
These are the types of stories - albeit with rumors and gossip attached to them - which help facilitate the myth there is a climate of fear, as some claim now reigns in the Vatican. That's ridiculous for religious people to even suggest.
Mother Miriam's response to Bishop Konderla is praiseworthy and faithful.
God bless her.