Religious Orders & Communities


October 19, 2008

Sixteen years ago, Michael-John Austin approached his parish priest in Chicago about the possibility of founding a new type of religious community in the Episcopal Church.


"He said he thought I could do it -- and then added that I was out of my mind," Abbot Michael-John, as he...

September 7, 2008

Sister Teresa Marie Martin is now serving as superior of the Community of the Transfiguration, an Episcopal women’s order based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Martin succeeded Sister Ann Margaret, who had served a total of 20 years as superior, with a five-year interim as assistant superior....

May 21, 2007

My friends are dull -- good people; I love them all -- but dull as dishwater. Sometimes they surprise, and this is one of those times.

Buddy, a friend from our Air Force days, was in town on business a few months ago. During one of our conversations, he said he thought it would be cool...

May 14, 2007

She grew up at the foot of the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico, photographing friends and flowers with a Brownie camera.

"I was very close to the earth, and I loved nature," recalls Sister Orlanda Leyba, a photographer and Dominican nun. "I was always the one taking pictures of everybody...

October 31, 2006

While General Convention this past summer debated new liturgies and whether it should authorize revision of The Book of Common Prayer, a new liturgical text quietly debuted in the nearby exhibit hall.

The Saint Helena Breviary: Personal Edition provides the complete text of the Order of...

January 8, 2005

The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold January 8, 2005

Readings: Isaiah 44: 1-8, Psalm 92, 1 John 5:1-13, John 20:1-9

It is a great joy and privilege to preside at this celebration. I am grateful for the opportunity to acknowledge on behalf of many – Brother Paul’s Community, his...

May 13, 2003

Cistercian monks in southern Poland hope to become the country's first distributors of real ale, brewed according to a recipe said to date from the 17th century.

'This beer is dark and distinctive - it has a great bitter taste,' said Eugeniusz Wlodarczyk, abbot of the monastery at...


A Community made up of monastic women, who live together under the traditional vows of poverty,

A traditional, orthodox, Anglo-Catholic Religious Order formed to preserve the historic Catholic

An Anglican/Episcopal religious order within the Society of Saint Francis that consists of those

An Episcopal Order for women, this Order was founded to be a witness of the Ascension, the exalt

Located in New York, NY, the Sisters of this monastic community respond to that invitation by an

Founded in 1983, this Order strives to ground and center its members in their daily life and the