Dear Sisters and Brothers,
I write this note with a grateful heart!
Shanon Sterringer has been ordained a priest within our Roman Catholic
Women Priest movement and both Christine – our founder – and I were able to
lay hands on Shanon together! It was a wonderful opportunity to publicly
express our unity and the importance of this sacred celebration.
Among the people who gathered for this event were Bishop Raphael
Regelsberger and Alicia Braschi, the wife of and representative for Bishop
Rόmulo Braschi. Both men were present at the ordination of the Danube 7 in 2002.
Of course, two women of the Danube 7, Dagmar Celeste and Christine
Mayr-Lumetzberger presented themselves in prophetic form! There were also
other women priests and a deacon from the area who attended. Nine members
represented our movement, along with Shanon’s family and members of two
filming crews. I have been told that the films will come first as trailers, and will
not be available for viewing for a year or so. However, Mary Theresa Streck
and Jim Marsh of ARCWP did a fine job in getting pictures and posting them for all to see.
It was a special grace for me to be an instrument in this ordination and
pilgrimage. Thank you for allowing me to serve and witness as a bishop in this
Blessings and love to all,
Bishop Mary Eileen Collingwood, ARCWP