- Apr 5, 2020
Among the latest casualties of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Italy are five sisters belonging to a convent in the country’s northern Piedmont region, prompting the immediate isolation and quarantine of the remaining nuns.
Discovering one’s vocation to marriage, priesthood or religious life and making the decision to embrace it takes courage, Pope Francis said.
When one is totally in love with the Lord, then poverty, chastity and obedience are not sacrifices, but vehicles of freedom, Pope Francis told consecrated men and women.
Next May, Miriam Marston will wear a white dress, receive a ring and stand in front of the altar at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland.
The day Sister Renee Kettering professed her final vows as a Sister of Mercy of the Americas, she called it “a celebration of a lifelong commitment to God and God’s people.”
A monastery in the Charnwood Forest in the East Midlands of England is the subject of a new documentary that looks at their transition from farming to brewing, while asking deeper questions about the role of religious life in the modern world.