Posts from July 2013

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Ecclesiastical Embroidery: New Life for an Old Art

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This Catholic Culture article seeks to provide insight into our sisters’ experience of making ecclesiastical embroidery and to provide links to other online resources for those who wish to learn more about giving new life to this old art. Brief History of Ecclesiastical Embroidery From the time of the ancient Hebrew priesthood and its vestments, there have been […]

Follow Pope Francis and Pilgrims at WYD in Brazil

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Keep up with Pope Francis and the IVE pilgrims in these days in Rio!  Let us all pray for the Holy Spirit to touch the hearts of many young people and lead them to know and love Jesus Christ with courage and joy! Vatican News with live coverage and full videos posted daily Vatican YouTube coverage […]

Have you ever thought about mission work?

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SSVM lay missionary in Papua New Guinea

The missionary vocation is not just for consecrated religious. Adventurous lay missionaries have always played an invaluable role in the spread of the gospel throughout the history of the Church. Visit our Lay Missionary page to learn more about the opportunities to serve and read stories from our past missionaries. NEW: Enjoy a few pictures […]

Spiritual Exercises Labor Day Weekend 2013

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The Spiritual Exercises are a spiritual retreat developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola to help people re-focus their lives on God, and to provide an opportunity for people to hear God speaking in the silence of their hearts. The Exercises have long been recommended by many saints, including St. Frances de Sales and St Alphonsus […]

Lumen Fidei: First Encyclical of Pope Francis!

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  We rejoice with the whole Church at the publication of Lumen Fidei (“Light of Faith”) the first encyclical of Pope Francis.  Building on the draft left by Pope Benedict XVI, our Holy Father has given us a beautiful writing on the nature of faith, its ecclesial expression, and its relationship to our work for the […]

First Semester in Tanzania

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Please enjoy a recent chronicle written by our sisters in Tanzania and a video from our mission there. “Education is the key of life” – said the first president of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere. We want to share with you the wonder and joy of the first six months of activities in our new kindergarten “Stella […]