© Copyright 2016 by Anglican Use Society. 

Our Mission

To promote the Anglican tradition and common identity within the Catholic Church for the purposes of deeper conversion, evangelization, education, and the glory of God.

Our Work

Purpose:
 

  • We offer independent and loyal support to the ordinariates established under Pope Benedict XVI’s 2009 Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus

  • We foster communion among ordinariate members worldwide

  • We evangelize by encouraging informal patrimonial communities which may become communities in formation for the ordinariates (see our map rules)

  • We promote thinking, discussing, informing, educating, writing and publishing on the entire span of the received Anglican patrimony —liturgical, intellectual, pastoral, spiritual, theological, literary, artistic, musical and social

  • We encourage full active participation of lay members of the ordinariates

  • We embody the ecumenical spirit of the ordinariates by reaching out to other Christians who are also custodians of the Anglican patrimony, encouraging them to participate fully in our activities and become members.

Goals:

  • We publish high quality papers in Shared Treasure, our academic journal

  • We have created a community hub to offer informal commentary, ordinariate-related news, podcasts and discussion through our website (www.acsociety.org) and blog (anglicanorumcoetibussociety.blog)

  • We organize conferences where theologians, historians, liturgists, etc., can share their expertise with the ordinariates, foster constructive exchange and build community

  • We encourage the composition or adaptation of music for the Divine Worship liturgy

Origins

Originally founded in 2003 as the Anglican Use Society to promote the Anglican tradition in the Catholic Church and to bring Catholics of that tradition together, the Society sponsored eight conferences and launched the academic journal Anglican Embers.  In 2016, the Society changed its operating name to Anglicanorum Coetibus Society, in tribute to Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Constitution. This Constitution created personal ordinariates for groups of Anglicans wishing to become Catholic, allowing them “to maintain the liturgical, spiritual and pastoral traditions of the Anglican Communion within the Catholic Church, as a precious gift nourishing the faith of the members of the Ordinariate and as a treasure to be shared.”