Shaker group founded in 1783 has just two members after Maine woman dies

This report comes from the Religion News Service and the Guardian. The Shakers have a place and calling within our Christian history. I marvel at the ways God calls us and enriches our life together. ~Fr. Dan

Sister Frances Carr, one of the last remaining members of the nearly extinct religious society called the Shakers, has died. She was 89.

Carr died Monday surrounded by family and friends in the dwelling house at the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester, Maine after a brief battle with cancer, said Brother Arnold Hadd, one of the group’s two remaining members.

“She had a death with dignity and love,” Hadd said Tuesday. “She was surrounded by love, tears and a lot of Shaker songs.”

Source: Shaker group founded in 1783 has just two members after Maine woman dies | US news | The Guardian

New director of Rome’s Anglican Centre

Changes in Rome continue, this time on the Anglican side of the equation:

Former Archbishop of the New Zealand Dioceses, the Most Revd David Moxon, has become the new Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome and the Representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Holy See. He has been honoured with the title “Archbishop Emeritus” by the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia, the first time the church has bestowed such a title. Archbishop Moxon (62) will continue as Co-Chairman of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC).

According to Vatican Radio:

The new director of Rome’s Anglican Centre, former Archbishop of New Zealand David Moxon will be officially welcomed to his new post on Thursday at an ecumenical prayer service in Rome’s Oratory of St Francis Xavier, run by the Caravita international Catholic community.

You can read more about this change (and the hope it brings) here: