Posts from August 2014

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To the Ends of the Earth: Lay Missionaries in Iceland

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This July, nearly a dozen young adult missionaries from the Archdiocese of Washington participated in the second ever week-long popular mission in St. Joseph’s Church in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland, a parish staffed by the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) and served by our sisters (SSVM). The volunteer group consisted of seminarians from the St. John […]

From the Monastery: Perpetual Profession and New Sisters enter Contemplative Life

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On August 9th, feast of St. Edith Stein, Sr. Maria Mater Cruci Corde Affixa Ganzenmuller, SSVM (left) and Sr. Mary Mother of Divine Innocence Megargale, SSVM (right) professed their perpetual vows of Poverty, Chastity, Obedience and Marian Slavery at the Monastery of the Precious Blood in Brooklyn.  His Excellency Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, […]

Registration Still Open for Labor Day Weekend Spiritual Exercises for Women: Maryland and California

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There are still openings for women who may wish to make the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in English and in Spanish over Labor Day Weekend in Maryland: Friday, August 29 – Monday, September 1st 2014. In Santa Clara, California, there will be Spiritual Exercises on the West Coast also offered over Labor Day Weekend (slightly […]

Praying for Peace in the Middle East: a Personal Appeal

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People of good will everywhere are called to join in praying for world peace and for an end to the extreme brutality and violence taking place in the Middle East, and spreading.  As Christians we see the open persecution of ancient communities of believers in the lands which first received the Gospel itself.  Beyond even […]