. . . or later
De Montfort Music released The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles CD: Advent At Ephesus back in December 2012. Advent at Ephesus stayed at No. 1 on Billboard's Classical Music Chart for 3 straight weeks. They were featured in USA Today, Vatican Radio, NPR, EWTN, the Washington Times, and beyond.
Their next CD, Angels and Saints At Ephesus will be available next month, May 7, 2013! Pre-order from their website.
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Only good fruit being born from nuns in traditional habits.
From Maximus Newsroom:
The community of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, was founded in 1995, originally called the Oblates of Mary, Queen of Apostles. In 2006, the community was established as a Public Association of the Faithful with the new name Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.
The Benedictines of Mary offer their lives in prayer and sacrifice for priests. The work of their hands is devoted primarily to the making of priestly vestments. They also take care of gardens, an orchard and a small farm.
The community follows the monastic horarium as laid out in the rule of St. Benedict. They partake of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass and also chant the Divine Office in Latin according to the 1962 Breviarium Monasticum.
The Priory of Our Lady of Ephesus is named for an ancient city in Turkey. According to tradition, St. John the Apostle made a home there following the martyrdom of St. James the Apostle. Tradition further acknowledges that, on the Cross, Jesus entrusted His mother to the care of St. John, while at the same time entrusting the whole world to her in the person of St. John. He brought her to Ephesus, where he built her a small home. Her presence there is confirmed by the fact that at the time of the Council of Ephesus, churches were named after saints who had lived or died in the locale. Today, the ruins of basilicas to Holy Mary and St. John still stand in Ephesus.