A religious order is an organization of people who live in some way set apart from society in accordance with religious devotion. The members of such orders, termed religious as a group,
are usually distinct from both the laity and the clergy.
'Sisters' mean ALL women. When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end. Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you. Or, come in and carry you out.
St. Columba's has a local chapter which is very active. Please call the parish office and leave a message for more information.
Societas Sanctae Crucis SSC stands for Societas Sanctae Crucis - the Society of the Holy Cross. The Society was founded in London in 1855 by a small group of Anglo-Catholic priests led by Father Charles Lowder. At a time when the Catholic Revival in the Church of England was threatened by persecution and misunderstanding, these priests came together for support, mutual prayer and encouragement. Fr Lowder spelled out the objects of SSC: 'To defend and strengthen the spiritual life of the clergy, to defend the faith of the Church, and to carry on and aid Mission work both at home and abroad. The members of this society, meeting together as they did in prayer and conference, were deeply impressed with the evils existing in the Church, and saw also, in the remedies adopted by St Vincent de Paul, the hope of lessening them.'
The Society of Mary The Society of Mary was formed in 1931 by the union of its parent societies, the Confraternity of Our Lady (founded in 1880) and the League of Our Lady (founded in 1902). It has members all over the world and is not confined to Anglicans alone.
JULIAN OF NORWICH SHRINE This web site originates from Norwich in the United Kingdom. We wish to tell you about this great Lady of the Spiritual life, who lived in the centre of Norwich City in a cell attached to the church of S. Julian, and where she put into writing the Revelations or Showings of Divine Love she received in 1373.
Society of King Charles the Martyr The Society of King Charles the Martyr (SKCM) is a devotional society within the Anglican Communion. SKCM commemorates the martyrdom of Charles Stuart, first of the name, of England, Ireland and Scotland, King; and of France and Jerusalem also, by whose death the Communion was preserved from forces Puritan, intent of its destruction. St. Charles refused to resign both his faith in the order apostolic, as established by Christ Himself, and the authority of his bishops to the Puritan Roundheads, led by Oliver Cromwell, the sometimes (and illegal) Lord Protector. The Roundheads committed regicide against the blessed Charles on 30 January 1649 outside the Banqueting House of Whitehall Palace.