Posted by esbvm on 15th June 2009
The new international web site of the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been launched and is in the process of being built and populated with information from the previously existing ESBVM separate sites before the URLs are transferred. The content and URLs of the previous sites – run from the UK and the USA – are in the process of being transferred to this new site hosted on WordPress, and WordPress being a blog platform, the new content will be more timely and will allow interaction between all those who are devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and to the Unity of the Church, one flock and one shepherd, resonating with our aim to show that, in the Blessed Virgin Mary, Christians of many traditions may find a focus in their search for unity.
This step was taken after the discussions between the Hon Gen Secretary and the USA Branch [traditionally referred to in the ESBVM as a Chapter] at the PAMI Congress in Lourdes in August 2008, which managed to clarify and resolve a number of misunderstandings that had arisen and which had perhaps inadvertently suggested the existence of two parallel societies on the opposite sides of the Atlantic. The ESBVM Council is very pleased that this united website is now being put in place and deeply grateful to Revd Giles Pinnock our ESBVM Website Master and Dr.Virginia Kimball Chair of the USA Chapter who have devoted much time to the resolution of this matter. We are sure that it will serve the promotion and work of the ESBVM internationally in a most helpful and fresh way.