St. Anselm’s Community is part of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, and meets at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville, South Carolina. Newly-formed under the pastoral leadership of Fr. Jon Chalmers, the very first Mass of St. Anselm’s will be on Sunday, June 10th (the Solemnity of Corpus Christi) at 6:00 p.m.
St. Anselm’s is described on its website as “a community of people who treasure the Anglican tradition yet seek the firm foundation of Catholic teaching. We want to live our lives as faithful Catholic Christians who treasure the Anglican traditions.” It goes on to say, “We strive to be new evangelists. We show the Gospel in the world in innovative ways while we strive for faith seeking understanding. This means that our teaching, what we know about our Lord and our faith, comes to us from Scripture and Tradition through the Magisterial teaching of the Church.”
To the newly-ordained Fr. Chalmers, “ad multos annos!” To the founding members of the Community of St. Anselm, “May the Lord make His face to shine upon you!”