Introduction to the community
After a year of prayer and discernment, with help from a representative from the Advisory Council on the Religious Life, we are completing a process of transition towards a more outward facing focus and commitment to our Apostolic work, “The Gettalife Project” gettalife.org.uk. However, the core of our vocation continues to be a call to an uncommon attention to the things of God, so that like Gabriel, who stood in the presence of God and was sent with good news for a waiting people, we seek to know the reality of the things of the Spirit: to bring that good news in these fractured and changing times in which we live. We desire to know spiritual realities in everyday circumstance, inspired by Ignatius of Loyola’s exhortation ‘to know God in all things.” First vows were taken by the Foundation Sister before Bishop Christopher Mayfield, the Bishop of Manchester, on the festival of St Michael and All Angels, 2000. The Foundation Sister took permanent vows in 2007. The Community was acknowledged by the Advisory Council in July 2011. At present this dispersed community comprises three Apostolic Sisters, two of whom are in Permanent Vows.
34 Eaton Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 3EH, UK
Bishop Visitor: Rt Revd Peter Eagles, Bishop of Sodor and Man
Third Order, Fellowship, Associates
It is possible to join as a Fellowship or Apostolic Sister, the latter accepting the call to our Apostolic work and a Fellowship sister being closer in pattern to the third order of a traditional community.
Foundation Sister: Revd Dr Susan Gabriel Talbot