Traditional Anglo-Papist

04 June 2006

Anglican Marianists

I found the page (via Anglo-Catholic Central) of The Community of Anglican Marianists. It looks very interesting. Does anyone know something more about them?

BTW: How do people feel about the Luminous Mysteries? Do you use them?


  • As you know, Father, I originally asked the question. My guess is they're not in the Episcopal Church. They seem like unschooled well-meaning vagantes with lots of Roman Catholic piety (none of which is unsound as far as I can tell) rather than anybody (such as many Continuing clergy) with an Anglo-Catholic theological education ('the Liturgy of the Hours are from the Roman Missal'?!).

    The content of the Luminous Mysteries is fine but they don't belong in the Dominican rosary because it destroys the historical parallel with the 150 psalms. The rosary developed as a substitute for the office for the illiterate (but as a meditation tool it works for just about everybody).

    They should be a separate chaplet like the Divine Mercy one, also done using Dominican rosary beads.

    By Blogger The young fogey, at Wednesday, June 07, 2006 12:12:00 AM  

  • The luminous mysteries are a great comfort and I know several Anglicans in addition to myself who pray them. BTW, great blog, keep it up.JWM

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wednesday, June 07, 2006 10:50:00 AM  

  • I know nothing of the Marianists. It seems a needless recreation of the Society of Mary, done by people with more enthusiasm than learning.

    How do people feel about the Luminous Mysteries? Do you use them?

    If one looks at older books of piety (from before the Council) it can be seen that there were many other sets of mysteries that various people had devised, and that had received ecclesiastical approbation.

    The Luminous Mysteries differ in that they were promulgated in such a way so that people would think that their use was obligatory, and that omitting them constituted some sort of "disobedience." This is not true, but a number of neo-cons will tell you just that.

    I do not use them when I recite the rosary personally, but would not flee if they were offered publicly in some place. They are not used at S. Clement's for the "in course" recitation of the Rosary.

    By Blogger Paul Goings, at Thursday, June 08, 2006 9:58:00 PM  

  • You guys are really weird. Who do you think established the Rosary as a devotion in the first place? Surely the same authority has the authority to add new mysteries? Its not the sacred liturgy after all.

    So what gives, Marco? How come the two blogsites?

    And in what sense are you a "papist"? That's our lot.

    By Blogger Sch├╝tz, at Thursday, June 08, 2006 10:01:00 PM  

  • The superior of the Community appears also to be the chaplain to Integrity Fort Worth (who knew they even had a chapter there?), so not your cup of tea, I should think.

    By Blogger Geoff McL., at Wednesday, December 19, 2007 5:46:00 PM  

  • I was a member of this community. It was a true community of prayer and made up of Oblates and Associates. It was ecumenical and an attempt to bring people together who considered themselves Marianists, whether they were Episcopalian or some derivative of Anglican. I am an Episcopalian and I know the priest who founded it was originally in another denomination before coming to the Episcopal Church.

    The Community of Anglican Marianists dissolved in 2007 when it merged with two other ecumenical organizations.

    By Blogger Zenwood, at Monday, May 04, 2009 1:04:00 AM  

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