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Women religious find a place of honor on Mother’s Day

Women religious find a place of honor on Mother’s Day

When the elderly men and women at the Jeanne Jugan Residence for senior care pray the rosary with Sister Constance Veit, they see her as more than one of the caregivers at the facility.

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Pope amends canon law on religious who abandon their community

Pope amends canon law on religious who abandon their community

| March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has made it easier for a religious order to dismiss a member who leaves the community without permission, stays away and does not communicate with his or her superior.

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Religious superiors admit denial, slowness to act against abuse

Religious superiors admit denial, slowness to act against abuse

| Cindy Wooden | February 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Twisted ideas of power and authority in the Catholic Church have contributed to the clerical sexual abuse crisis, leaders of religious orders said, but sometimes the positive “sense of family” in their own communities also made them slow to act.

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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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Through Retirement Fund, Catholics show gratitude for religious men and women

Through Retirement Fund, Catholics show gratitude for religious men and women

| November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The religious sisters who have recently overseen the Retirement Fund for Religious have a notable trait in common: They’re past the standard retirement age.

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Congratulations, jubilarians!

Congratulations, jubilarians!

| July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Religious women and men mark milestone anniversaries

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Local clergy, religious say prayer, conversations aided in discernment

Local clergy, religious say prayer, conversations aided in discernment

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked the following clergy and consecrated religious to share a part of their discernment process, what brings them joy in their vocation and their advice for others considering a religious vocation.

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Nuns hear stories of tragedy as they help migrants who land in Italy

Nuns hear stories of tragedy as they help migrants who land in Italy

| Dale Gavlak | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Italian youth lead the lively Sunday worship at St. Pius X Catholic Church in this southern Sicilian town with the help of an African migrant picking up the playful rhythm on a drum.

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Knights honor clergy, religious from parishes in Dakota County

Knights honor clergy, religious from parishes in Dakota County

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

On an evening dedicated to clergy and religious appreciation, Father Charles Lachowitzer gave an overview of the state of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, painting a hopeful picture of the future.

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At vocations-focused Lifeline, youths encouraged to say ‘yes’ to God’s call

At vocations-focused Lifeline, youths encouraged to say ‘yes’ to God’s call

| February 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

Lifeline brings together high-school-age young people monthly for Mass, socializing and presentations on Catholic living. Archbishop Bernard Hebda celebrated Mass at the Feb. 4 evening event, which focused on discernment, religious vocations and priesthood. Following Mass, priests and religious spoke to separate groups of young men and women.

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Women, men religious celebrate jubilees

Women, men religious celebrate jubilees

| July 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

The Catholic Spirit congratulates the following members of women’s and men’s religious communities who are serving or have served in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and are celebrating jubilees this year.

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Year of Consecrated Life indulgence available to all

Year of Consecrated Life indulgence available to all

| Father John Paul Erickson | February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

We are already nearly three months into the Year of Consecrated Life, declared by Pope Francis as a special time of prayer and reflection on the vocation and dignity of consecrated religious.

During this “year” — which began with Advent and will run 14 months — Pope Francis has extended the spiritual graces of a plenary indulgence to all members of the institutes of religious life and all “other truly repentant faithful moved by a spirit of charity.”

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