In England and Wales this year the numbers of participants in the rite of election were swelled by members of various Ordinariate groups as they set out on their journey from the Anglican communion to unity with the See of Peter.
This is a great and challenging time for all of them and the going is hard, as people give up a religious life that has nurtured them for many years; a good glimpse of the process and the difficulty faced by these groups is provided by Fr Spilsbury on his blog.
The remarkable thing about this process is the sheer, tenacious hope expressed by many of those making their pilgrimage to Rome. Those of us on this side of the Tiber must give thanks for their faith and for the many riches that they will bring to the Church.
Please pray for all of those joining with the Ordinariate to cross the Tiber and for those still unsure, but inclined to set out, not to mention those heroic souls leaving their lives as Anglicans aside to join Holy Mother Church under their own steam.