Posts from October 2016

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A Story of Our Sisters in Aleppo: The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Missile that Didn’t Explode in the Carmelites’ Garden Next-door

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Mother Laudis Gloriae, SSVM, superior of the house of the sisters of the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word in Aleppo, sent us the following news this week. “On Saturday in the evening (October 22, 2016), we were in the chapel of our house where we were participating in the Holy Mass presided by Fr. […]

Homily from the North American Martyrs’ Shrine

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Over Labor Day Weekend 2016, the IVE Novice Brothers and Seminarians as well as the SSVM Novice Sisters made a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs at Auriesville, New York [more news on Shrine Facebook].  Fr. Nathaniel Dryer, IVE preached a homily reflecting on labor, rest, and the example of the North American […]

Recent Videos about Our Sisters

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Over the past few months a variety of media services have produced videos related to our sisters: perpetual vows in Washington, DC, highlight on vocations from Western Massachusetts, church tour of the Monastery of the Precious Blood in Brooklyn, and a keynote address at the GIVEN Forum.  We share them here with you — enjoy! […]

Thinking about Catholic Culture: Featured Fall 2016 Exhibits

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So as for you not to miss out, we wished to highlight a few exhibits this fall at various museums and shrines which touch on Catholic culture.  Naturally, there are other surrounding influences which form the context and background of these various exhibits.  However, in each one we can find salient aspects born from and nourished […]

Cloistered Missionary Contemplatives: Feast of Saint Thérèse and Sr. Regina Pacis Enters the Monastery

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Today the whole Church celebrates the great feast of a Doctor of the Church, a Virgin, and the Co-Patroness of the Missions: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face.  We have dedicated a “Catholic Culture” page to her on this website where you can find resources to learn more about her life and teachings […]