WHO AM I ?            

I am  Sister Marian who is a Reader in the Church in Wales and also l live the  ‘Solitary  Religious Life’ as an  ‘Oblate Sister’ of  ‘The Society of The Sacred Cross’ and Life Professed Sister of the Single Consecrated Life..  

   The Society of  The Sacred Cross has its convent in Tymawr in Lydart in Monmouth.               

 This is an Anglican order of Nuns who have taken vows to live a life  of prayer and remain most of the time within the convent.    

  An Oblate is a woman or a man who has made ‘an Oblation’   (a promise) to live a Rule of Life in accordance with the teachings  of the  Order. Oblates spend some time every year at the convent  and have a  ‘link sister’ to help them to keep their rules.     

   I could not enter the ‘Community’ as a ‘sister’ because in my early   forties  I began to develop an illness which means I am in constant   pain and  mostly housebound.   

   However, I felt called to deepen my commitment and so with the   support of the Community, my Bishop and an excellent Spiritual   Director, I was in 1998 permitted to make a one-year vow of   ‘Chastity’   to live the ‘Single Consecrated Life’ in my own home.    

  At the end of that year with the support of the Order, the Bishop and my   Director, I deepened my commitment and made   three- year vows of Chastity  and Obedience.   

  Finally, it was agreed, that on Matthias’ Day June 14th. 2002,  before the  Bishop of Swansea and Brecon I could make my Life   Vows of Chastity, Poverty of Spirit and Obedience to run along  side my ‘Rule of Life’ and to live the full Solitary Religious Life  in my own home   

I have been ‘Life Professed’ for 16 years making a total of 20  years in vows.  I have often said that I had to become ill in order for  God to get a word in   edge-ways! However, I have learnt that it is  true that God can bring ‘Goodness  and Blessings even  out of suffering’!


 


  THE SOCIETY PRAYER


Dear Lord, in your love for us,

You called our society into being.

 and have sustained it through the years,

may we Seek your Kingdom in purity of heart,

Listen deeply to your word

 and Follow Your crucified and Risen Son with joy.

May Tymawr continue to be blessed

as a house of prayer,

where the Spirit flows through all our encounters

 and bears fruit I n thankful lives.

We ask it in the name of the Holy Trinity,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,   

AMEN


THE CHAPEL

AT TYMAWR

THE SINGLE CONSECRATED LIFE:

S. C. L.

AND

THE SOCIETY OF THE SACRED CROSS:

S. S. C.

  


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