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Vatican, LCWR announce successful conclusion of process to reform group

Vatican, LCWR announce successful conclusion of process to reform group

| Cindy Wooden | April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Vatican approved new statutes and bylaws for the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious, ending a seven-year process of investigating the group and engaging in dialogue with its officers to ensure greater harmony with Church teaching.

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Pope warns religious against ‘crisis of quality’ in consecrated life

Pope warns religious against ‘crisis of quality’ in consecrated life

| Laura Ieraci | April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Despite fewer vocations to consecrated life, those responsible for formation in religious institutes must know how to say no to unsuitable candidates, so as to avoid a “graver crisis of quality” down the road, Pope Francis said.

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Pray, work, pray, repeat

Pray, work, pray, repeat

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

At their cloistered monastery tucked away on DeMontreville Trail near Lake Elmo, two priests and five brothers — one of whom is studying at the St. Paul Seminary — dedicate their lives to praying for others, looking to many great saints of the Carmelite tradition, St. Therese of Lisieux and St. John of the Cross among them. But one in particular guides them through their days not just of prayer, but also of study, outreach and craftwork, by which they support themselves.

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Catholic Sisters Week: Sisters share their favorite saint, part of the calling and ‘nun movie’

Catholic Sisters Week: Sisters share their favorite saint, part of the calling and ‘nun movie’

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

To celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14, The Catholic Spirit reached out to sisters in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Below they share a glimpse of their calling — from the most rewarding part of religious life to their favorite “nun movie.”

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A look at the life

A look at the life

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Standing by a table spread with books, prayer cards and tiny Blessed Teresa of Kolkata holy medals, Sister Mary Tessilina, a Missionary of Charity, playfully draped an edge of her iconic, blue-striped sari over 22-year-old Anna Romportl’s forehead.

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Consecrated men, women signs of ‘newness of life of Christ,’ bishop says

Consecrated men, women signs of ‘newness of life of Christ,’ bishop says

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

More than 100 religious sisters, brothers and priests renewed vows of consecrated life at the Cathedral of St. Paul Feb. 2 as part of a Mass for the World Day for Consecrated Life.

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Religious presence

Religious presence

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Consecrated religious bring gifts to the classroom

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Dominican sister chosen to lead Catholic Charities USA

Dominican sister chosen to lead Catholic Charities USA

| January 15, 2015 | 3 Comments

Dominican Sister Donna Markham has been chosen to succeed Father Larry Snyder as the new president of Catholic Charities USA.

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‘A Nun’s Life’ website becomes a growing vocations ministry

‘A Nun’s Life’ website becomes a growing vocations ministry

| Mark Pattison | January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

What started out as a blog at a time when few people knew about blogs and hardly anyone was familiar with Twitter is a living and growing ministry run by two women religious who are Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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Pope: Support Catholic religious in their mission, ministries

Pope: Support Catholic religious in their mission, ministries

| Cindy Wooden | December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

During the Year of Consecrated Life, all Catholics are called to thank God for the gifts members of religious orders have given the Church and the world, to join them in prayer and find practical ways to support them and their ministries, Pope Francis said.

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Poverty, chastity, obedience

Poverty, chastity, obedience

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The founding prior of a relatively new Italian monastery that follows the traditional Rule of St. Benedict will be the first speaker in a three-part series for the Year of Consecrated Life.

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Year of Consecrated Life to help laity learn more about religious

Year of Consecrated Life to help laity learn more about religious

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has dedicated 2015 to be the Year of Consecrated Life. Events are planned in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis beginning Nov. 30.

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