Posts from March 2015

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Thanksgiving for the Lenten Mission in the Bronx

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As Lent comes to a close, let us look back at our own journey of conversion and repentance in these past forty days.  We share this reflection of thanksgiving for the graces during the Lenten mission in the Bronx in these days of graces following closely the steps of Our Lord to the Cross and […]

St. Teresa of Jesus (1515-1582) at work in the 1920’s: the Conversions of St. Edith Stein and Servant of God Dorothy Day

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Happy Birthday to Saint Teresa of Jesus, the great Carmelite saint of Avila! Born today five-hundred years ago on March 28, 1515, she let God make her into a true instrument for His Glory as a reformer, spiritual author, and Doctor of the Church.  Her strength of character, humor and penetrating insight has made her […]

Saint Joseph and “Spiritual Maternity”

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Together with the whole Church we honor Saint Joseph today!  He is the faithful spouse of the Virgin Mary and foster father of the Son of God; the patron of the dying and the protector of the Church. In particular, we give thanks for his great care for us during the past twenty-seven years since […]

Lenten Drive for the Mission in Papua New Guinea

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As we reach the Fourth Sunday of Lent, we wish to extend to the website our Provincial Lenten project of local fund-raisers to support our mission in Vanimo, Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the South Pacific. We invite you to learn more about the mission, make a donation if you wish, and include in your prayers […]

What are you doing this summer?

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Would you like to consider the many lay missionary opportunities available with our Religious Family according to your schedule and our mission availability? If you have some open time this summer and a desire to give of yourself in service to Christ and His Church, applications are still being accepted for placements of lay missionaries for summer […]

Reflections of Consecrated Life in the Arts

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During the Year of Consecrated Life, we wish to highlight some instances of how artists, playwrights, and poets have been inspired by the witness of religious.  The arts have thus often become venues for Catholics and non-Catholics alike to reflect on the mystery of men and women who have given their lives “to bear witness […]