The mystery of the contemplative vocation in Cor Orans.
I have been following the controversy over the supposed threat by the Holy See against contemplative nuns, orchestrated by Tridentinist Catholics and Archbishop Vigano. Vigano fuels the fire with erroneous interpretations of every document, teaching and comments made by Pope Francis.
Mike Lewis, editor of Where Peter Is has published a series of rebuttals against the scare mongering regarding the new instructions for contemplative nuns. I've linked to the series on FB and Twitter and I think I've done so on this blog as well.
The fourth in the series was published today. It contains an open letter by a Carmelite nun to Archbishop Vigano. Sr. Gabriella, OCD of the Flemington New Jersey Carmel received permission from her prioress to counter the misinformation regarding the contemplative vocation in the light of Cor Orans. I don't need to editorialize, except to say the articles have been extremely helpful to me, reassuring may be a more accurate term. I encounter so much conspiracy based posts online, it can be disturbing. The propaganda generating by Vigano and sites like The Remnant, Church Militant, Fr. Z and those who follow them is surreal - something I expressed in my fantasy post highlighting Buñuel's cinematography in "La voie lactée".
I will post an excerpt from the Where Peter Is, highlighting Sr. Gabrielle's excellent letter to Vigano. To read the entire article and the other articles, go here.