Tag: Religious life

Carmelites recall path that began in Twin Cities

Carmelites recall path that began in Twin Cities

| Susan Klemond | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two Carmelite sisters who discerned their vocations in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis returned to the Twin Cities to share their stories and encourage young women discerning religious life.

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Ann Arbor Dominicans to begin teaching at St. Agnes next year

Ann Arbor Dominicans to begin teaching at St. Agnes next year

| July 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

Kevin Ferdinandt, St. Agnes’ headmaster, said he is “eager to welcome a teaching order back to Saint Agnes, especially one of the caliber of the Dominican Sisters of Ann Arbor.”

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Studies track effect of family encouragement on vocation pursuit

Studies track effect of family encouragement on vocation pursuit

| Mark Pattison | November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is no single answer to what spurs a young man or woman to consider a vocation to religious life or the priesthood.

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Living Word Sisters among retirement collection beneficiaries

Living Word Sisters among retirement collection beneficiaries

| Beth Blair | December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Visitors to Castle Ridge care center in Eden Prairie may have noticed a sister playing piano, praying and visiting with residents. That’s Sister Mary Nicholas Eiden, a Sister of the Living Word who goes by Sister Mary Nick.

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Cut from the same cloth

Cut from the same cloth

| November 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

Religious sisters find meaning in and out of habit

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Standing out to take a stand: Prof melds religious life with academia

Standing out to take a stand: Prof melds religious life with academia

| Susan Klemond | October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

From the time she wore an improvised nun’s habit while playing “school” as a child in Detroit, Sister Amata Miller has thought about religious life, teaching and social justice.

Throughout her 65-year career as a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and as a teacher in many capacities, she has integrated her passion for Catholic social teaching and social justice into her work.

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Brother-artist reflects with religious on beauty, prayer

Brother-artist reflects with religious on beauty, prayer

| Bridget Ryder | September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Creativity about the process, not the product

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A change in habit: Sister reflects on 60 years of religious life

A change in habit: Sister reflects on 60 years of religious life

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

A young woman walked down the aisle on her wedding day wondering if she was making the right decision. Getting closer to the altar, she saw a statue of the Infant of Prague, its message inviting her to choose her destiny: “If you love me, come follow me.” In a silent response she prayed, “I’m going to go ahead with this, but give me a daughter who’ll be a nun.” Before saying “I do,” she amended her request: “No, make it two.”

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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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Bear claws, nose rings and rock bands: the hidden lives of Catholic sisters

Bear claws, nose rings and rock bands: the hidden lives of Catholic sisters

| Christina Capecchi | March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Belinda Monahan has analyzed more than 100,000 animal bones in Armenia dating back from the Early Bronze Age (1200 B.C.) to the Medieval period.

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Religious presence

Religious presence

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Consecrated religious bring gifts to the classroom

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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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