What's Up with the Syon Abbey?
There is a Syon Abbey near where I live. Are they in obedience to the Church?
The Syon abbey you refer to is presumably the one in Virginia. They are independent and as far as one can tell do not have any outside superiors. So they observe traditional Catholic monastic life but do not appear to be in any regular communion with anyone. I am sure their liturgy is classical and beautiful, but for some reason they choose not to have any oversight. This is a great worry and is really a problem for us who try at all times to be in full communion with the legitimate structures of our Catholic Church.