Msgr. Steenson Delivers Benediction at National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

How cool is that?

From the U.S. Ordinariate website:

Msgr. Steenson delivers benediction at National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Monsignor Jeffrey N. Steenson, Ordinary of the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, was invited to deliver the benediction at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC today. Joining him at the event were Very Reverend Scott Hurd, vicar general, and eight seminarians from the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan region who are in the Ordinariate's formation program.

Nearly 800 people attended the breakfast, which featured remarks by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson; a keynote by Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations; and a spiritual reflection by Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, S.V., superior general of the Sisters of Life.

Author: Deborah Gyapong

Deborah Gyapong is a member of the Sodality of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary ( in Ottawa, a former parish of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (Traditional Anglican Communion) whose members were received individually and corporately into the Roman Catholic Church on April 15, 2012 by Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast at St. Patrick’s Basilica. Under the provisions of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, the community will celebrate an approved Anglican Use liturgy and hopes to soon join with other sodalities across Canada to form the Canadian Deanery of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter under Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary. As we wait for our priest(s) to be ordained as Catholic priests, God willing, Archbishop Prendergast will provide priests to celebrate our Sunday Eucharist according to the Anglican Use. Deborah is a journalist who covers religion and politics in Canada’s national capital, writing primarily for Roman Catholic newspapers since 2004. Her novel The Defilers, published in 2006, was not a best seller, alas. She spent 17 years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in news and current affairs, including 12 years as a television producer.

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