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Summer Apostolates All Over the Country

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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 […]

Marching for Life in 2017: A Photo Essay

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On January 27, 2017 we gathered once more in Washington, DC to demonstrate on behalf of life.  The 44th Annual March for Life was especially robust, diverse, and young — like the face of the Pro-Life movement at large! We have come a long way since 1974…and remain so grateful to those pioneers of the movement, […]

Editor’s Picks: Top Articles of 2016

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In thanksgiving to God for the past year of digital apostolate, we highlight some of the top articles which our new readers might like to see, and our old readers might remember, re-read or pass on!  Happy 2017 to all! Sr. Maria Theotokos, SSVM Editor of ssvmusa.org 2016 and the Year of Mercy Thanking the […]

RISE Bay Area Conference 2016: Young Adult, Youth and Families

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Our Religious Family in Santa Clara, California hosted the 2nd Annual RISE Bay Area at the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace from November 4 – 5, 2016. With special events for Catholic Young Adults, a day for Youth, and talks for Adults: Parents, Teachers, Catechists, the RISE Bay Area 2016 seeks to provide a setting where questions about life’s […]

CMSWR: Women Religious in America

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The CMSWR — Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious — is an organization of women religious in the United States.  Major superiors and their vicars from many congregations across the country collaborate in various initiatives for the “full flowering” of religious life in America and the needs of the New Evangelization. Information about upcoming […]

Under Mary’s Mantle: News from the War in Syria

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Sub Tuum praesidium confugimus…”beneath your mantle we take refuge…” During this month of May the whole Church turns to Our Lady.  We honor her, we bring her flowers, we sing to her, we recall her maternal care for us.  She accompanies the faithful in great occasions: First Communions, graduations, ordinations…even in wartime. In Syria, our […]

Philosophy and Missionaries: “What has Athens to do with Iceland, Tanzania and Peru?”

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At first glance it might appear rather strange that missionaries like those of us in the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word (IVE) would commit so much time to philosophy studies, philosophy conferences, and even full-time editing and publications of philosophical works. After all, if a priest is going to serve in an inner-city parish in Philadelphia […]

News from our Mission in Avondale, PA: Visit from St Gianna Beretta Molla’s Daughter and an Award for the Catechetical Program

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Our sisters in Avondale, Pennsylvania (Archdiocese of Philadelphia) have been serving the Hispanic community alongside Msgr. Frank Depman for twenty years.  What began as a grassroots outreach initiated by Msgr. Depman and the IHM Sisters in the early 1990’s, the “Mision Santa Maria” grew to include not only Mass in Spanish in local parishes but […]