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Christian Thinking about Education: Restoration of the Imago Dei

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Children learning at our school in France.

The fall semester is in full-swing: mid-term exams, school day routines, and hopefully lots of learning.  Education is the question at hand!  Countless studies and programs evaluate the “skill set” needed for students to succeed.  The list of “what they should know” is always shifting.  Often school seems to be merely a place to “get” […]

Pilgrimage to Oklahoma for the Beatification of the American Martyr and Missionary Fr. Stanley Rother (1935-1981)

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Sr. Crown of Purity, Sr. Misericordia, M. Servant of the Cross Kmetz, SSVM and Br. Andy Kmetz, IVE

God Bless the Midwest!  This fall the Church has received truly a “good harvest” from the farmland of Oklahoma: Father Stanley Rother (1935-1981), the first American-born martyr, was beatified on September 23, 2017. Father Stanley Rother was a farm-boy who discovered his vocation to the priesthood, and despite struggling to learn Latin in seminary was ordained in […]

Exaltation of the Holy Cross around the World: Receiving the Cross of Matará, Investitures, and Perpetual Vows

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SSVM-postulants-receive-Cross-Argentina-Sept-14-2017

In addition to the five sisters in our own Province who made perpetual vows on September 14th, many other sisters around the world also professed, received the holy habit and received the Cross of Matará as postulants.  We offer you here a little visual tour around the world! Perpetual Vows and Reception of the Cross […]

De Maria Numquam Satis

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summer-evening-with-Our-Lady-of-Peace

We can never exhaust the treasury of Mary.  We can never “be finished” thinking about, writing about, or singing about (or painting about!) the Virgin Mother of Jesus and of all Christians.  She is the mother of the Head, and thus, the mother of the Body too. In this year of the Centenary of her […]

Summer Apostolates All Over the Country

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Georgia-camping-SSVM

When the school year comes to an end, the sisters of the Houses of Formation pack their bags and spend much of the summer on the road.  Girls’ Summer Days, vocations events, Catholic camps, building projects, icon workshops, and door-to-door parish missions: it is a wonderful time to bring Jesus Christ to others!   We […]