THE COMMUNION of the MYSTIC ROSE
THE LIGHT OF WISDOM SHINES ETERNAL
A contemplative fellowship of spiritual pilgrims in pursuit of the inner flowering of Wisdom; a vowed religious community of the Episcopal Church with deep roots in early Christian mysticism. 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 source-waters of monastic tradition and the ancient Alexandrian school of theology. 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 consecrated to the Blessed Mother, and devoted to continual study, meditation, and the inner arts of spiritual development, toward the birth of Divine Wisdom in the heart: the summum bonum of all human 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)
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Before you write, please note that we get quite a lot of inquiries, and we are all very occupied striving to live an authentic contemplative life and serving the world through often demanding ministries. We therefore do not have the leisure to address insubstantial inquiries. If you wish to inquire of us, please tell us who you are, how you found us, and specifically why you are contacting the order. If you send something that is trivial or contains no real information, we will simply not be able to respond. We wish you all peace and fulfillment. May all beings be joyful and free!
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