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Feb 21, 2017 - 02:36 pm .- A French diocese announced that Dominican Sister Marie Bernardette, the oldest sister in her order, passed away last week at 110 years of age.
Feb 4, 2017 - 03:04 am .- There were 216 Catholic women and men religious who took perpetual vows in the U.S. in 2016, and an annual survey has aimed to take their pulse.
Feb 2, 2017 - 11:24 am .- Everyone, but especially consecrated men and women, Pope Francis said Thursday, are called to be leaven in the world, bringing Christ to the people – even when it seems like the work goes unnoticed, or there is another who would do a better job.
Jan 18, 2017 - 04:46 pm .- Sister Madeleine Miller’s efforts to substitute teach in a Nebraska public school ran afoul of a century-old law that left her bewildered – and prompted the state legislature to take another look at the law’s dark past.
Jan 10, 2017 - 09:08 pm .- The Dominicans have posted on their social media a greeting for the 110th birthday of Sister Marie Bernadette, “the oldest Dominican sister in the world.”
Dec 27, 2016 - 08:23 pm .- An American group of cloistered nuns has opened a new monastery to bring their contemplative spirituality to the northeast of Thailand.
Dec 26, 2016 - 10:02 am .- As Pope Francis' year dedicated to consecrated life comes to a close, one nun shared her thoughts on the how her religious garb serves as a “visible sign” that God exists and loves every person.
Dec 4, 2016 - 03:02 pm .- As the Christmas season approaches, the hit-making community of Benedictine nuns based in Missouri have released an album full of carols with which to greet the newborn Christ.
Dec 2, 2016 - 06:02 am .- A nun in the Democratic Republic of Congo was murdered earlier this week by unknown suspects in an apparent robbery, the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions has reported.
Oct 24, 2016 - 10:52 am .- Bringing all people the lasting joy of the Church should be the focus of their service, Pope Francis told representatives of the Jesuits on Monday, as he urged them to shun pursuit of worldly leadership and position.
Aug 25, 2016 - 03:14 pm .- Two religious sisters were found murdered in their Mississippi home today, according to police.
Jul 30, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- Many things happen during World Youth Day. Young people from all over the world travel to meet the Pope, they meet peers with whom they can share their faith, many have personal conversions and many even discover their vocations.
Jul 22, 2016 - 06:53 am .- Amid modern challenges emerging from a culture which provides increasingly easier access to outside distractions, Pope Francis has issued new norms for women’s cloistered communities, which place a special emphasis on prayer and the centralization of communities.
Jun 27, 2016 - 05:03 pm .- Pictures of a young Argentinian nun – smiling and serene though dying from a devastating battle with cancer – have erupted on social media, with thousands sharing the images and heartfelt prayers.
Jun 9, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- There is a young and vital presence of religious sisters, novices and postulants in U.S. Catholic life, a new survey has found.
May 20, 2016 - 04:09 pm .- Pope Francis issued a binding clarification of a question regarding Canon Law and the establishment of new diocesan Institutes of Consecrated Life on Friday.
Feb 19, 2016 - 02:06 pm .- After taking the Internet by storm last fall with their hit “Confia en Dios,” this group of singing sisters was invited to perform at Pope Francis’ U.S.-Mexico border Mass in Juarez earlier this week.
Feb 2, 2016 - 11:44 am .- Pope Francis presided over Mass on Tuesday for the conclusion of the Year for Consecrated Life, reminding religious men and women of their call to be “custodians of wonder” as they promote a culture of encounter with Christ.
Feb 1, 2016 - 10:33 am .- Christ-like obedience, the “terrorism of gossip”, and hope for future vocations were some of the themes Pope Francis addressed during a Monday audience marking the end of the Year for Consecrated Life.
Nov 28, 2015 - 10:41 am .- Pope Francis wrapped up his public appearances in Uganda with an address to the priests, religious and seminarians of the country at the Cathedral in Kampala.