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  2. Fourth Sunday of Easter

    Reading 1 Acts 4:8-12 Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said: "Leaders of the people and elders: If we are being examined today about a good deed done to a cripple, namely, by what means he was saved, then all of you and all the people of Israel should know that it was in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead; in his name this man stands before you healed. He is the stone rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved." Responsorial Psalm Ps 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29 R. (22) The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone. or: R. Alleluia. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes. R. The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone. or: R. Alleluia. I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me and have been my savior. The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. By the LORD has this been done; it is wonderful in our eyes. R. The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone. or: R. Alleluia. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD; we bless you from the house of the LORD. I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me and have been my savior. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his kindness endures forever. R. The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone. or: R. Alleluia. Reading 2 1 Jn 3:1-2 Beloved: See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. Alleluia Jn 10:14 R. Alleluia, alleluia. I am the good shepherd, says the Lord; I know my sheep, and mine know me. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Jn 10:11-18 Jesus said: "I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them. This is because he works for pay and has no concern for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. These also I must lead, and they will hear my voice, and there will be one flock, one shepherd. This is why the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have power to lay it down, and power to take it up again. This command I have received from my Father." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. source
  3. Upcoming Come & See Weekends

    Monastic Experience Weekend at Santa Rita Trappist monastery in Arizona. PLenty of time to research and plan - it's not until the end of August. - 8-39 through 9-02-18. https://www.santaritaabbey.org/monastic-experience-weekends/
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  5. red habited order

    found them: http://www.cjd.cc/our-community.html
  6. red habited order

    hi i need some help finding an order there is an order of sisters that wears burgundy habits. they are not cloistered. they work in parishes with catechesis. who are they? they are relatively new and small, i think. thanks!
  7. Private Vows in The Laity/Spirituality

    Daily Reflection – April 21 - St Vincent de Paul Society “A fault may serve for our advancement when it serves to humble us.” – St. Louise de Marillac
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  10. Vocations Sunday 2018

    I'm pretty certain we won't hear a word about this at our Mass, even though we have had five people enter religious life in the last five years.
  11. Vocations Sunday 2018

    "The Lord continues to call others to live with him and to follow him in a relationship of particular closeness. He continues to call others to serve him directly. If he lets us realize that he is calling us to consecrate ourselves totally to his kingdom, then we should have no fear! It is beautiful – and a great grace – to be completely and forever consecrated to God and the service of our brothers and sisters. Today the Lord continues to call others to follow him. We should not wait to be perfect in order to respond with our generous “yes”, nor be fearful of our limitations and sins, but instead open our hearts to the voice of the Lord. To listen to that voice, to discern our personal mission in the Church and the world, and at last to live it in the today that God gives us." From Pope Francis' message for Vocations Sunday
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  15. 4th Sunday of Easter by Catholic Priest

    4th. Sunday Easter (B) (Acts of the Apostles 4:8-12; 1st. John 3:1-2; John 10:11-1 I am the good shepherd, and I know Mine and Mine know Me, just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father Dear People of God, it would seem that the reason why so many in our society and in the world today reject Jesus and His Church is because they have, beforehand, in the depths of their hearts, already rejected the Father’s inviting voice, His guiding spiritual hand. No one can come to Me unless it is granted him by My Father. This refusal to be initially guided by the Father, then to be taught -- and ultimately as true sons and daughters of His in Jesus -- ruled by Him, is not always or necessarily a religious confrontation at all. The Father Who created all men can relate to each and every one of us in all the details of our inner life and public experience: one does not need to have heard of Jesus, one does not need to have any religious convictions, to be approached and addressed by the Father. The Father wants and seeks to guide all humankind in the depths of their being, indeed, that is the startling development in acceptable worship of God of which Jesus spoke when He said to the Samaritan woman that His Father was Spirit and wanted to be worshipped in Spirit and in Truth; that, indeed, is the spiritual revolution Jesus was sent to bring about on earth. We often hear of God’s guiding us with respect to our human conscience, and that is absolutely correct so long as we do not imagine that He only speaks to us explicitly about right and wrong, about what is good and bad. Jesus said once ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life’, and so the Father speaks by His Spirit -- to our conscience, most importantly about right and wrong ways open to us at times; but also, and much more frequently, He addresses our spiritual awareness -- about truth, love, and fidelity, about the difference between pleasure and joy, indeed, about life itself … what is its meaning, its purpose, its end? He may also speak to us about what is beautiful: what ideals do we have, should we seek; what is left in life if general honesty is mocked or personal integrity ignored? He may speak to us about our neighbour: what sort of respect should we show him or her? Can we ignore him or use him, indeed can we harm him, to attain our own ends? Parents, teachers, boys, girls, how are they to relate with each other? There are countless ways in which the Father seeks, by His most Holy Spirit, to speak with each and every person made in His image – heart to heart as it were -- before ever directly mentioning religion or Jesus; and our responses to all these promptings and ‘soundings’ gradually build up in us a more or less habitual attitude of reacting and responding to that secret inner voice belonging to One Who is Other than us and way above us, so to speak, and yet so intimately -- Spirit to spirit -- close with us. We can, on the one hand, gradually accept that inner dialogue as an important and, indeed, essential ‘part’ of us, or else we can see it as an increasingly unwelcome intrusion into our private persuasion to follow up nothing other than our own willed thoughts, pursue none but our own desires and achieve above all our secret purposes. There is another contributing cause for modern society’s turn from Christian faith and indeed from all religious belief, and it becomes clear if we consider again those words of Jesus: I am the good shepherd, and I know Mine and Mine know Me, just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father. Too often Catholics today witness not to the God with Whom they should be intimately one in personal love and commitment, but instead to the Church of which they think of themselves exclusively as members, relating to her as an impersonal and powerful organization with definite practices calling for expected responses, with rules and regulations which seem to require only obedience; thus presenting her to others as a Church which proclaims herself rather than Jesus, a Church which calls on us to obey her commands, practice her morality, before ever inviting us and encouraging us to know and love Jesus, our Lord and Saviour, Who alone can and Who alone wills, no matter what the cost to Himself, to lead us to God the Father -- His Father Who wants to be our Father -- the God Who is sublimely Personal, and Who seeks our personal response to His great goodness, wisdom, and love, made manifest and humanly recognizable in Jesus, His only-begotten and incarnate Son, become One of us for us. Now, the only reasons for embracing Christianity as a Catholic should be a desire for eternal life and heavenly fulfilment, and a heart-felt love for the wondrous goodness of God made manifest in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and in the great beauty and truth of the Christian appreciation of and Catholic response to our awareness and experience of life in the natural creation we find all around us, and in the human society we seek to create for ourselves. Today however, in our decadent Western society, too few seek to appreciate and understand the Christian Scriptures and Catholic teaching in order to truly love God first and foremost in their lives, with the result that the words and example of Jesus are largely ignored: The Father knows Me and I know the Father. The Father knows and loves each of us through and through, and He uses His infinite yet subtle power to influence and guide us in our ideas, our appreciations, our inclinations and our fears, because each of us is His creation and He wills to lead each of us to the fullness of the possibilities with which He has endowed us. It is in constant dialogue and communion with Him as disciples of Jesus that all of us can most effectively shape our destinies: and those who refuse to respond to the Father’s influence in the depths of their human hearts for whatever reason can know nothing about Jesus. Whether or not they heard about Jesus directly is not ultimately decisive: a pagan in the remotest jungle is as capable of rejecting the Father’s call, as was an educated and religious Jew when Jesus walked in Palestine, just as is a modern self-satisfied sceptic. Of course, this individual ability and responsibility before God is both feared and hated by the world around us. Always some circumstance, some unavoidable circumstance, some reason, some incontrovertible reason, some influence, some irresistible influence, is said to prevent individuals from choosing what is good, to excuse them from doing what is bad. Why God Himself, it is claimed, surely cannot blame individuals for even the most outrageous, horrific, or depraved actions, and most certainly will not punish them!! And yet Jesus’ words are ultimate truth: No one can come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me draws him. It is in that human, that ideally human, dialogue with the Father -- not always initially or necessarily recognized as Father – speaking by His Spirit to us in the depths of our hearts, that we, each and every one of us, shape and ultimately determine our earthly life and eternal destiny: Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. (Matthew 12:32) And that is why, People of God, for us who are Christians, and above all for us who are Catholics, it is absolutely essential that we should attend, indeed give supreme attention, to our personal dialogue with the Father in our minds and hearts in order that we may give authentic witness to Him. We would achieve nothing by faultless observance of the rules of Mother Church, the practice of all abstract moral virtues, dutiful reception of the Sacraments, unfailing presence at Mass, without communion with Jesus our Lord, and in Him with the Father, in the secret depths of our being, by His most Holy Spirit. Jesus was totally amazed at His Jewish opponents speaking about the God they thought they believed in and He expressed His amazement saying: It is My Father who glorifies Me, of Whom you say, ‘He is our God.’ You do not know Him, but I know Him. And if I should say that I do not know Him, I would be like you a liar. But I do know Him and I keep His word. (John 8:54-55) What must He think of too many modern Catholics privileged to call God their Father and who yet live their lives as if He had never spoken to them in their hearts?? Dear People of God, let us treasure Jesus and the Holy Spirit Who have been sent us, given us, by the Father to lead us to that fullness expressed in Mother Church’s words contained, and so easily passed over, in the third canon of Mass: Father, we hope to enjoy forever the vision of Your glory through Christ Our Lord, through Whom You bestow on the world all that is good.
  16. Reading 1 Acts 9:31-42 The Church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria was at peace. She was being built up and walked in the fear of the Lord, and with the consolation of the Holy Spirit she grew in numbers. As Peter was passing through every region, he went down to the holy ones living in Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been confined to bed for eight years, for he was paralyzed. Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed." He got up at once. And all the inhabitants of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord. Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which translated is Dorcas). She was completely occupied with good deeds and almsgiving. Now during those days she fell sick and died, so after washing her, they laid her out in a room upstairs. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him with the request, "Please come to us without delay." So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they took him to the room upstairs where all the widows came to him weeping and showing him the tunics and cloaks that Dorcas had made while she was with them. Peter sent them all out and knelt down and prayed. Then he turned to her body and said, "Tabitha, rise up." She opened her eyes, saw Peter, and sat up. He gave her his hand and raised her up, and when he had called the holy ones and the widows, he presented her alive. This became known all over Joppa, and many came to believe in the Lord. Responsorial Psalm Ps 116:12-13, 14-15, 16-17 R. (12) How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good he has done for me? or: R. Alleluia. How shall I make a return to the LORD for all the good he has done for me? The cup of salvation I will take up, and I will call upon the name of the LORD R. How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good he has done for me? or: R. Alleluia. My vows to the LORD I will pay in the presence of all his people. Precious in the eyes of the LORD is the death of his faithful ones. R. How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good he has done for me? or: R. Alleluia. O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your handmaid; you have loosed my bonds. To you will I offer sacrifice of thanksgiving, and I will call upon the name of the LORD. R. How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good he has done for me? or: R. Alleluia. Alleluia See Jn 6:63c, 68c R. Alleluia, alleluia. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life; you have the words of everlasting life. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Jn 6:60-69 Many of the disciples of Jesus who were listening said, "This saying is hard; who can accept it?" Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this, he said to them, "Does this shock you? What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the Spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and life. But there are some of you who do not believe." Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe and the one who would betray him. And he said, "For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father." As a result of this, many of his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer walked with him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, "Do you also want to leave?" Simon Peter answered him, "Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God." - - - Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner. source
  17. Pray for My Inner Peace

    Things have been pretty crazy this week. Last week, I found out I was accepted to the school I applied to study Zoology so I got right on registering for orientation and getting all my immunization records together to clear the holds so I could register for classes. Since the school is 2 hours away from my hometown, housing is a necessity and, for what ever reason, I found out this week that no housing is available on-campus and the housing affiliates off-campus are full, as well. Of course, the housing that was available was in a large metro area that is about an hour away from the school and I did not want to commute back and forth. It's too expensive, also. Because of this and the fact that I was really confused about what to do, I held off telling my mom because I was trying to see if there was anything else available. I was coming up empty. On another note, I met with a friend from Church yesterday who is a licensed clinical social worker. She works as a Christian counselor (she is Catholic but she works with all Christians) and loves her job. Our personalities are very similar and we started talking about my job search and how I was not sure if the Zoology degree was the right move because I'm starting from scratch, literally, and it will take so much time and money. I have a tendency to overthink things so I thought it was just my normal doubt creeping in. However, since finding out that housing is not available, it made me realize that, again, things happen for a reason. I haven't seen this friend a really long time and we just happened to meet the week that I was having doubts about what my career should be. My grandmother, who is always supportive, expressed pretty big doubts herself about how I would pay for things without going into debt and how long it would take to complete school before I was doing something I love. I felt, personally, like I was going into it blindly. It's not like me to do something so unorthodox and I think that's what made me hesitate - with good reason. Anyway, I talked for a good hour with my friend about her job and just realized that I need to pursue something that is more in tune with what I've done in the past, which is health care, and something that won't take so long to complete before I can start working in that career. Let's be honest, I am about to be 35 in July and I'm not in a position to make spur-of-the-moment decisions. For whatever reason, I became impulsive and the brakes were put on me. My friend gave me a contact of hers that works at the school she attended for her MSW and I also found more information online about the program. It will require me to take the GRE test (ugh!) but I really think the Master's program is the way to go. My friend reminded me how versatile social work is - you can work in several different settings. I need prayers please. I am glad that I met with this friend. I was considering being a counselor when I was still at my last job because my supervisor and a few other co-workers said I had the personality to work in social work. I'm very empathetic and resourceful. I also love animals. I told my friend that I was interested in acquiring and training a Golden Retriever as a therapy dog and she reminded me that equine therapy helps so much, too. I have loved horses ever since I was 3 years old, so I'd love doing that.
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  19. Francis denies Hell

    This is actually not accurate. There is scant evidence that it was used for child sacrifice, as in virtually none. There is also no evidence that I have ever seen that it was a dump. Far as I have read and as some more skeptical commentators have pointed out is almost for sure a myth, a popular myth, but a myth ( http://pulpitandpen.org/2014/06/05/the-burning-garbage-dump-of-gehenna-myths-thatll-preach/ ). It was a valley. Specifically this valley: If you want to go look at it on Google Maps just plug in "31°46′6.262″N 35°13′49.58″E" and it will take you right there.
  20. Private Vows in The Laity/Spirituality

    (I thought that the above was an excellent symbol for holiness i.e. through the cross) "Holiness, always personal and over against the world" https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/otc.cfm?id=1546 By Dr. Jeff Mirus - Apr 20, 2018 Excerpt: "Note that the Pope speaks of happiness, not satisfaction. Holiness is always personally costly and always over against the world. This must be grasped in the Biblical sense, that is, in contrast to the dominant worldly opinions from which we derive so much reassurance and pride—and through which we are seduced into distancing ourselves ever further from the Kingdom of God." (I was happily surprised too to see Catholic Culture come out in at least some support anyway of Pope Francis)
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  22. FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

    The fourth Sunday of Easter is also called Good Shepherd Sunday. In each of the three lectionary cycles, our Gospel is taken from the 10th chapter of the Gospel of John. Jesus, living in the first century, talking to people who know livestock and agriculture in their hearts and bones, tells his disciples, his friends, us, that he is the Good Shepherd. This chapter of John’s Gospel follows Jesus’ healing of the man born blind and the rejection of this miracle by the Jewish leaders who question Jesus’ authority to heal. Jesus responds to this challenge by calling himself the Good Shepherd. He is criticizing the leadership of the Pharisees and the other Jewish leaders. The Pharisees and other Jewish leaders are so angry that they attempt to stone and arrest Jesus (see John 10:31,39). This controversy with the religious leaders continues until Jesus’ death. Our text today is the second half of Jesus’ describing himself as the Good Shepherd. Today, Jesus makes the distinction between himself, the Good Shepherd, and the hired hand. “The Good Shepherd,” Jesus says, “is willing to die, to give up their own life to save the sheep.” He contrasts this with the hired hand, someone whose work is seasonal but who isn’t invested in the sheep or the property. “The hired hand,” Jesus says, “says, I’m outta here!’ when the wolf comes.” The hired hand’s work is probably temporary anyway, depending on the season and need. Why would they stick around when a wolf comes? Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me.” This second half of Jesus’ Good Shepherd Jesus is telling his disciples then and now that this is how he cares for us. He’s not a leader who is around just long enough to get paid. He’s not there to just do the easy work. Jesus the Good Shepherd has come to offer salvation: salvation through love, self-giving, tenderness, and vulnerability. Before the plot, his trial, his execution, or his resurrection, Jesus tells the disciples that he lays his life down for his sheep. He protects them from the wolves. He brings them life. He tells his disciples, too, that there are other sheep to which he must attend, others who follow him, but that aren’t a part of the fold they know, the fold of which they are part. Jesus is giving his disciples an Easter message before he’s even been crucified. “I lay down my life to take it up again… I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again.” Jesus the Good Shepherd doesn’t run from the wolves, he gets in the muck with the sheep and loves us. We started learning about that when God became human and let Godself be bound to our earthly, fleshy limitations. He holds us close to his chest or lets us lean on him when we need to be held and touched, and he faces the greatest enemy we have: death. He does by his own will, not because he’s compelled to. He does it from his desire, not to satisfy a blood necessity. He does it on his own, not to appease the Creator’s wrath. “For this reason, the Father loves me,” Jesus says, “because I lay down my life to take it up again.” Jesus the Good Shepherd isn’t a Precious Moments painting or collectible, however sweet that may feel or seem. Love — love enough to lay down one’s life and take it back up again — isn’t only sweet and it isn’t only a moment. It’s earthy and dirty. It’s dangerous and deadly. But this is Jesus the resurrected Christ. The Good Shepherd who knows his own, whose own know him, who lays down his life for them — even when the hired hand won’t. Jesus the Good Shepherd is tender, affectionate, and vulnerable. As he tends to us in Bread and Wine, getting back into the physical, touchable reality of humanity he joins us to his life, his life that he laid down and took back up. Jesus the Good Shepherd knows us as his own, and we know him.
  23. Persecution has impelled us to follow Christ

    This is what google translate says... Bhubaneswar (Agenzia Fides) - "The anti-Christian massacres of 2008 did not discourage me, but rather encouraged me to follow Christ": the three new religious of the Institute of the Carmelite Sisters of Saint Teresa (CSST) affirmed that they have issued the solemn profession of vows on 8 April last in the Indian state of Orissa. These are Sister Rajani Ekka, Sr. Kristina Pradhan and Sr. Janani Pradhan. Over 500 faithful were present at the liturgy celebrated in the Catholic Church of St. Paul, in Balliguda, in the district of Kandhamal, and presided over by Msgr. John Barwa, Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar. In the district of Kandhamal there were the anti-Christian massacres that in 2008 caused 100 deaths and 50 thousand displaced persons. "God has given you a special call at the service of his Kingdom, with your commitment and dedication you will be able to do God's will", said Msgr. Barwa in his homily, underlining the virtues of "patience, perseverance, hope in the Lord", which animated the five wise virgins in the Gospel of Matthew. Sister Kristina Pradhan, 32, from the parish of Kurtumgarh, was the victim of anti-Christian violence in 2008: at that time she was a postulant in her religious institute. He told Fides: "I saw the pain and agony of my people, persecuted and tortured inhumanly, and killed for the love of Christ, which really encouraged me to remain firm in the faith and today I receive my perpetual profession", with which definitively embraces the vows of consecrated life. Sister Janani Pradhan, 32, comes from a parish of Jesuit missionaries: "Neither fear nor threat could induce me to renounce my faith." The pain and agony of anti-Christian violence have rather determined me to persevere in my vocation to religious life. "he said. The congregation was founded in Ernakulam on 24 April 1887 by Sister Teresa of Santa Rosa da Lima, now known as the Institute of the Carmelite Sisters of Santa Teresa. The charism of the congregation is "to live with the compassionate love of God in contemplation" and "to promote justice towards all, especially the poor and the marginalized". The sisters are committed to human dignity, to the weak and the marginalized, especially for women and children. The sisters are present in 5 provinces in India, in the states of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Orissa and over 1000 sisters are on a mission to India, Africa, Kenya, United Arab Emirates and Canada. (PN) (Agenzia Fides 12/4/2018)
  24. Prayers for telling family about entering!

    Thank you again all for your prayers and suggestions Dad is still very upset, as I'm sure he will be for awhile but I'm hopeful he will come around. I like the idea of him visiting and seeing the sisters. I think my sister will like that idea too. The order I am discerning with is an international apostolic order that doesn't fall into one of the traditional branches. Praying for you all
  25. The Institute of the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa gained three new members April 8. They made the solemn profession of vows in the state of Orissa, India. In this city in 2008 there was a great massacre with more than 100 dead and more than 50,000 Christians displaced. The three new sisters affirm that the anti-Christian massacres, rather than being an obstacle, have contributed to their decision to join. “They have not discouraged us, rather they have impelled us to follow Christ.” For those who can understand Italian, the full story on the link below; http://www.fides.org/it/news/64024-ASIA_INDIA_Tre_nuove_suore_le_persecuzioni_ci_hanno_incoraggiato_a_seguire_Cristo
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