A new women’s religious community, the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa, has taken root in northern California with the approval of Bishop Robert Vasa.
The community, led by a formerly sedevacantist nun, emphasizes fidelity
to the papacy, Eucharistic adoration, Marian devotion, and liturgical
worship in both the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Roman
The sisters’ apostolate includes Catholic education and
“I realized that to have the fullness of the Catholic faith, I need to
be in union with Rome,” Mother Teresa Christe said in an interview with Catholic World Report. “We have to trust Our Lord; where Peter is, there is the Church.”
“Our goal is to teach people the Catholic faith, emphasizing its beauty
and goodness,” she added.
“We also assist in reverent liturgies. We help
with music, especially the Gregorian chant, and with the sacristy and
in maintaining the altar. We’ve been well received. Many are happy to
see sisters in full habit at work again in the diocese. Some thought it
would be something they’d never see again.”