THE COMMUNION of the MYSTIC ROSE
THE LIGHT OF WISDOM SHINES ETERNAL
An initiatory fellowship of spiritual pilgrims in passionate pursuit of the inner flowering of Wisdom; a canonical, vowed religious community of the Episcopal Church, with deep roots in early Christianity and the ancient Western Mysteries. The heart of our charism is the pursuit of theosis ('divinization') through the deep inner work of the mystical Christian life, as inherited from the earliest streams of monastic tradition. We strive for holistic, life giving transformation of ourselves and the world around us in the context of a fresh, loving, contemplative, and expansive expression of vowed religious life, realistically integrated into our twenty-first century context without compromising the depth or demands of our vocations. Our lives are devoted to continual study, contemplation, and the Western 'yogas' or inner arts of spiritual development, in search of the Philosopher's Stone, the sacred Grail: the Mystic Rose of Divine Wisdom, which is the summum bonum of all human spiritual endeavor.
So he has given to us the precious and magnificent promises, that through them you may be liberated from the world which is continuously in desire and decay, and become partakers of divine nature. (2Peter 1:4)