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Lancaster, England, Oct 9, 2017 / 01:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Lancaster announced Friday that the Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ Sovereign Priest, an order of contemplative religious sisters, are being welcomed into the diocese with the aim of inspiring a model of prayer and vocation within the local Church.
“It’s a great joy for me to have the Sisters Adorers come into the Diocese, because I think it’s a great gift, not only to have such a strong and vibrant praying presence at the heart of Preston, but especially for the young women in our Diocese to see that some young women still choose this vocation, and that it can be a joyful and beautiful way to live one’s life,” Bishop Michael Campbell of Lancaster stated Oct. 6.
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“We remain very grateful for the historic communities who have served us so well in the Diocese over many years, and yet we are also grateful for the new life that the newer communities – like Sister Adorers – bring to our future life in God,” Campbell continued.
The sisters will establish a house in Preston, 25 miles south of Lancaster.
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The Sisters Adorers are an Italian community of sisters founded in Florence in 2004 under the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest and through the care of Cardinal Ennio Antonelli. While their charism is contemplative, the sisters are not cloistered and have named St. Francis de Sales, St. Benedict, and St. Thomas Aquinas as their patrons.
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