Tag: Consecrated life

New commission to serve consecrated life in archdiocese

New commission to serve consecrated life in archdiocese

| February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sister Carolyn Puccio announced 14 members of a new Interim Commission for Consecrated Life during the World Day of Consecrated Life Mass at the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet chapel in St. Paul Jan. 27.

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Bethany House a ‘retreat’ for women discerning consecrated life

Bethany House a ‘retreat’ for women discerning consecrated life

| November 3, 2017 | 2 Comments

“We’ve found that discernment houses can be so helpful, especially for young women, because religious life can be such a radical step even just to enter postulancy,” Sister Mary Joseph Evans said.

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Retreat helps young women discerning religious vocation

Retreat helps young women discerning religious vocation

| Melenie Soucheray | February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

In his 18 months as director of the archdiocesan Office of Vocations, Father David Blume has come to believe that the discernment process is more difficult for women because they have so many options. That’s a challenge for women and for his office, he said.

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Sister and her ‘football rosary’  patrol the gridiron at Hill-Murray

Sister and her ‘football rosary’ patrol the gridiron at Hill-Murray

| October 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, has “Touchdown Jesus.”

Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood has “football rosary.”

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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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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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At 83, nun’s ‘great spirituality’ keeps her going

At 83, nun’s ‘great spirituality’ keeps her going

| Nancy Wiechec | January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sister Shiosee is a striking example of Catholic faith prospering in the indigenous communities of this land, where Church history has been marked by ups and downs.

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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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Let us thank, support those living a consecrated life

Let us thank, support those living a consecrated life

| December 4, 2014

I feel very blessed to have been taught by the Adrian Dominican Sisters in the elementary and high schools of my home parish. Those were very formative years, and I had the wonderful, inspirational examples of virtue that those religious women embodied. I have often remarked that the Sisters taught me “how to think and how to think with the Church.” Much of my vocation as a priest was also due to the regular encouragement the Sisters gave me. They were marvelous teachers, and their contribution to the Church cannot be overstated.

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Author thanks religious who taught, guided

Author thanks religious who taught, guided

| Beth Blair | December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection is Dec. 13-14. Catholics will be speaking at parishes and reflecting on the impact the religious have had on their own lives.

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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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More about Maryknoll: Simple lifestyle, diversity a draw

More about Maryknoll: Simple lifestyle, diversity a draw

| Sarah McCarthy | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three women who recently took final vows as Maryknoll sisters said they were drawn to the order by a lifestyle of simplicity, its international presence and the diversity of its mission work.

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