Sisters of Bethany

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The Society of the Sisters of Bethany is a religious order for women within the Anglican Communion founded in 1866. They follow The Rule of St Augustine in the form modified by St Francis de Sales & St Jane Frances de Chantal.

The Sisters are a group of women who feel themselves to be called by God to live as a family in Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit, under the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

By prayer and activity, the Sisters seek to share in the work of reconciling the divided Churches of Christendom and the whole world to the glory of God the Father. By simplicity of life-style, the Sisters try to identify with those for whom they share in Christ’s work of intercession in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Under the patronage of the household at Bethany, the Sisters seek to live a life that is the expression of a shared concern to love and serve God and one another after the example of Mary, Martha and Lazarus.

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