Posts from April 2014

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Words from Blessed John XXIII on Becoming a Saint

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Blessed John XXIII (1881-1963) kept a spiritual diary throughout his years as a fourteen year-old minor seminarian in Bergamo, major seminarian in Rome, young priest, apostolic delegate to Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, and France, patriarch of Venice and, finally, as pope.  The texts were gathered and published shortly after his death under the title Journal of […]

Happy Easter! He is Risen!

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“Nothing remains as it was before, not only in the lives of those women, but also in our own lives and in the history of mankind. Jesus is not dead, he has risen, he is alive! He does not simply return to life; rather, he is life itself, because he is the Son of God, the […]

Gregorian Chant in California: “That all may sing!”

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Our community at Our Lady of Peace had the grace of receiving Father Robert Skeris, who came across the country to visit our music program at St. Joseph Academy this spring. Ordained in 1961, Father Skeris is the Director of the Center for Ward Method Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. […]

Come and See 2014 in Washington, DC

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The experience of a vocation is unique and indescribable, and is only perceived as a gentle breeze of the clarifying touch of grace. The vocation is a breathing of the Holy Spirit, who, at the same time as he genuinely shapes our fragile human reality, shines a new light into our hearts. He instills an […]

Resource for the Year for Consecrated Life 2015

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We rejoice to announce the completion of the ten part video series following Vita Consecrata, the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation written by Pope John Paul II in 1996. The last video, Vita Consecrata – 10 of 10 – Closing Prayer to Mary (1:39), allows us to return our thanksgiving to the Virgin Mary while using the […]

Events and Publications from the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR)

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CMSWR home page

Newly Redesigned Website We are a member community of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR), a pontifically recognized council of Catholic sisters in the United States.  Last fall, the website of the Council ( underwent an upgrade making it easier to use to find upcoming vocations retreats offered by member communities, to […]