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  1. 4 points
    Seven77

    For a special intention regarding healthcare/legal matter

    Please pray for my intention, having to do with the state's allotment of critical home health nursing care that I need. I'm going to talk to my attorney at 6 PM Eastern, pray for clarity, the right decisions to be made, and that future benefits can still be had. Thanks. St. Camillus pray for us.
  2. 3 points
    BarbaraTherese

    False criticism

    Going through a bit of a difficult time just now. Please pray a prayer that I will be strong enough to meet false criticism with humility and kindness. It may be false criticism, but I am thankful that plenty of areas with me where criticism could be quite justified have been overlooked. And may God's Will always be done. Amen. Thanks heaps
  3. 2 points
    truthfinder

    Sisters of Mary Morning Star

    Yes, they've been around for a couple years, and hopefully someone can give you more detail, but they emerged out of the Community of St John after the it was having a lot of problems and the community was dissolved. These nuns are approved and hoping to continue on with their original work, but obviously without the conflicts of the original community.
  4. 2 points
    little2add

    Christmas Spirit

    Watching , "It's a Wonderful Life". I remember a time when you could channel surf and see it playing on several channels, at different points in the movie! Best tear-jeaker ever
  5. 2 points
    Graciela

    Mess of Discernment

    AmbrosiusMagnus It took me a few minutes to figure what SSA was- I only came up with Social Security Administration. It dawned on me as I read on. Just want to say that you are in my prayers. The "mess" of discernment, as you name it, and related confusion feel unpleasant indeed. It helps me to remind myself, over and over, to "trust in the slow work of God" as Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin reminds us. In my own experience, I have seen (only with the grace of handsight) that God used every bit of messiness and seeming misstep to draw me closer to the heart of Christ. I have learned gradually how completely trustworthy God is to guide my life and that my role is to cooperate and not try to "push the river." If these words are helpful, thanks be to God. And of course, having a spiritual director or pastoral counselor who knows you better than we can, might well be a good help for you! Peace and all good to you.
  6. 2 points
    Veiled

    'Glory of Virginity'?

    I always understood that construction to mean that virginity was itself a glory. Just as you'd say "don't waste the blessing of each day." You don't mean don't waste the blessing within each day. You mean the day is a blessing not to be wasted. Virginity is a glory not to be surrendered willy nilly.
  7. 2 points
    chrysostom

    2017 Entrances, Vows, and Ordinations

    A friend of mine made her entrance into a monastic community on Dec 8th. I won't say where, and I doubt there is online info on it, but if you're counting you can add one
  8. 2 points
    DameAgnes

    2017 Entrances, Vows, and Ordinations

    2 Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary professed vows on December 8. Nice pics. Passionist nuns had the last of their novices profess vows on December 8. I don't think there are any postulants there, right now, so it's all black veils, now. https://passionistnunsblog.com/2017/12/11/homily-from-sr-maria-faustinas-mass-of-religious-profession/
  9. 2 points
    28yrolddiscerner

    EWTN's Fr. Andrew Apostoli

    Please pray for Fr. Apostoli's health. He needs you now.
  10. 2 points
    Indwelling Trinity

    Your Opinion-Custody of the Eyes

    In the missionaries of Charity there was great emphasis put on custody of the senses. What evil you do not see cannot come back to your mind at night and tempt you and cause you to sin. Having custody of your thoughts when not occupied by other things not related to your vocation allows you to brood over little irritations by other sisters to the point you are sweating bullets. And if you are in the cloister, these things can become quite distressing. Think of being next to a sister 7-9 times a day who clears her throat about every 30 seconds. For the next 30 years Custody of the tongue. Have you e ever meet someone who always knows t the inside scoop on almost everything? Walking nearest the wall we did not practice but I tried to give others the r right of way as a sign of respect and love. I cannot tell you how many times these little things saved my vocation but they also taught me how to pray a and how to love. Most young people myself included, 30 years ago are drawn e excessively b by the things that shine in religious life. I do not condemn it rather I see it as a visible struggle for the soul to truly become inside what he or she manifests to the world outside. It is fine to do that but keep a balance in what you do. What you want to be in seminal form, you already have God is calling you each has a special vocation whether to the priesthood, religious life, active or contemplative or holy matrimony whatever it is live it now as you can. Pray as you can and not as you can't. What I say to you most emphatically is get your heads out of the small stuff. We may very well be headed for a 1nuclear meltdown, a collapse of our economy and in the media sheer evil. Don't wait u until tomorrow to radiate Jesus start now for the sake of souls and to comfort Jesus bringing his mercy to all you meet. I am praying for you take heart! .I am 30 years a religious and still growing and learning. In my case t the lord forgot to put in a few screws. Indwelling Trinity
  11. 1 point
    BarbaraTherese

    Sisters of Mary Morning Star

    Anyone heard of these religious : http://cathnews.com/cathnews/31008-morning-star-may-shine-on-brisbane http://globalsistersreport.org/blog/gsr-today/trends/life-presence-prayer-and-joy-18386
  12. 1 point
    Orans

    Sisters from a recent Vocation Culture video

    They are IESU COMMUNIO a newly founded Congregation of pontifical right formerly Poor Clares, in Spain. They were approved by Pope Benedict just a few years ago and have many vocations. They are contemplative but not cloistered. https://iesucommunio.com/
  13. 1 point
    sr.christinaosf

    Religious women who work with mentally ill

    I think religious from a number of different congregations would do some work with mentally ill people. I work at an assisted living-type facility and some of our people have mental challenges. Sr. Christina https://ourfranciscanfiat.wordpress.com
  14. 1 point
    Veiled

    Conscrated Virginity

    CV here, grateful that Sponsa Christi can respond. The USACV just put out a book on formation for consecrated virgins. While it remains the diocese that decides how formation should proceed, the book might be helpful for someone who's never heard of the vocation. The USACV has other resources for discerners as well, and an information conference where you can go and learn from CVs and other discerners in a retreat-like atmosphere.
  15. 1 point
    DominicanHeart

    Drop a word, keep a word

    Advent candle
  16. 1 point
    Sponsa-Christi

    Conscrated Virginity

    @Lou Numbers-wise, it's fairly rare for the consecration of virgins to be an option in monasteries. If you feel strongly called to the dual vocation of consecrated virgin and nun (which I would totally appreciate!), you'd probably want to use this criterion to narrow down your list of communities to visit. The consecration of virgins is something that only happens in certain religious families, most notably the Benedictines and the Carthusians. Most medieval Orders, like the Poor Clares and Dominicans, did not carry on this ancient tradition by the time they were founded. However, I know the Poor Clares do have a strong tradition of using bridal imagery in their profession ceremonies, so if your call is more towards a "bridal" spirituality in general rather than the Ordo Virginum in particular, that might be something to consider. Most Benedictine reform movements, such as the Cistercians and Trappists, also dropped the consecration of virgins from their profession ceremonies. (I've heard in passing that there were specific, thought-out reasons for this--like a focus on greater simplicity or something--but I don't really know enough to comment intelligently on this topic). In the 1950s, some Carmelite monasteries were given the privilege of using the Rite of Consecration to a Life of Virginity, but I'm not sure if this is a tradition that is still carried on in any Carmel today. In the same time period, there were also a handful of active Benedictine communities who were allowed to use the consecration of virgins, because they were able to trace their foundations to European cloistered monasteries that had a long-standing custom of using the Rite. Unfortunately, the active communities that had this privilege opted to do away with it after Vatican II. In terms of actual monasteries that still use the consecration of virgins today, I think the most well-known ones would be Regina Laudis in Connecticut and St. Cecilia's Abbey in the U.K. (both are Benedictine). I know there is also a Benedictine community in the Netherlands that uses the Rite. I presume also that all of the current monasteries of Carthusian nuns continue to use the consecration of virgins--but of course, a call to the Carthusians is a very specific vocation in its own right. @LoveZoe11 In terms of resources for women discerning consecrated virginity, to be honest there's simply not that much out there right now, especially not in English. The U.S. Association of Consecrated Virgins has some materials, and I have a (right now, not-very-well tended!) blog. When a good book or article does pop up, often the best way to hear about it is by word of mouth from other discerners or CVs. To that end, if you look around on social media, there are also some facebook groups and pages that might be useful.
  17. 1 point
    DominicanHeart

    My great uncle

    Hey all, It's been a while. Please pray for my great uncle. He had a massive heart attack this week. He's still in a coma and we're not sure what's going to happen. My aunt is a mess. It's very difficult this time of year, especially. I'll keep you updated.
  18. 1 point
    tinytherese

    guns v murder rate

    If we don't protect guns how will we make donuts?
  19. 1 point
    Jubilate Deo

    Medjugore pilgrimages

    Papal Envoy Backtracks on Medjugorje, Says Comments 'Exaggerated' by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D. • ChurchMilitant.com • December 10, 2017 24 Comments Abp. Henryk Hoser clarifies that official pilgrimages based on visions still banned "MEDJUGORJE, Bosnia-Herzegovina (ChurchMilitant.com) - The papal envoy to Medjugorje is admitting his recent comments have been "a little exaggerated." Various pro-Medjugorje blogs exploded with news over the weekend that pilgrimages to the controversial site, where supporters claim apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary have been taking place daily for nearly 40 years, are now allowed by Rome, with the implication that Medjugorje has now been officially approved. Abp. Hoser: 'The problem of the visionaries is not yet solved.' Tweet "Today, dioceses and other institutions can organize official pilgrimages," Polish Abp. Henryk Hoser, papal envoy to Medjugorje, said last week to Aleteia. "It's no longer a problem." Now Hoser is backtracking, admitting that the situation is more nuanced. "It is true what I said, although perhaps it was a little exaggerated in tone," Hoser conceded in comments to Il Giornale Sunday, "but it is absolutely authentic that pilgrimages of prayer can be organized in Medjugorje without any problem, provided they are spiritual and do not concern the apparitions of Our Lady to the seers." Hoser also admitted that the Vatican has yet to issue an official decision on the authenticity of the so-called apparitions. Hoser's remarks on pilgrimages to Medjugorje is consistent with the Church's stance, which has never allowed the faithful to participate in events where the authenticity of the "visions" is taken for granted. The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) reiterated this position in a 2013 letter sent to every U.S. diocese, in which it affirmed the 1991 Yugoslavian bishops' decree on Medjugorje: Quote:On the basis of studies made so far, it cannot be affirmed that these matters concern supernatural apparitions or revelations. Yet the gathering of the faithful from various parts of the world to Medjugorje, inspired by reasons of faith or other motives, require the pastoral attention and care, first of all, of the local Bishop and then of the other bishops with him, so that in Medjugorje and all connected with it, a healthy devotion towards the Blessed Virgin Mary according to the teachings of the Church may be promoted. ... [N]o pilgrimages are allowed that would presuppose any supernatural character to the apparitions, there exists no shrine of the Madonna, and there are no authentic messages, revelations nor true visions! Hoser confirmed that the situation in Medjugorje is as it has always been: "If a bishop wants to organize a prayer pilgrimage to Medjugorje to pray to Our Lady, he can do it without problem. But if it is organized pilgrimages to go there for the apparitions, we cannot; there is not the authorization to do it." When asked the reason, he explained that "the problem of the visionaries is not yet solved." On at least three occasions, Cdl. Gerhard Mueller, former prefect of the CDF, issued letters forbidding the faithful from attending events where Medjugorje visionaries were featured. Such events prompted him to have a letter sent to every U.S. diocese in 2013 prohibiting Catholics from attending events where "the credibility of such 'apparitions' would be taken for granted." Quote:[T]he Congregation [of the Doctrine of the Faith] has affirmed that, with regard to the credibility of the "apparitions" in question, all should accept the declaration, dated 10 April 1991, from the Bishops of the former Republic of Yugoslavia, which asserts: "On the basis of the research that has been done, it is not possible to state that there were apparitions or supernatural revelations." It follows, therefore, that clerics and the faithful are not permitted to participate in meetings, conferences or public celebrations during which the credibility of such 'apparitions' would be taken for granted. On the authenticity of the apparitions, Hoser explained, "They are working at the Vatican. The document is in the Secretariat of State and must be expected. And of course we need a pronouncement from the Pope who was able to study the report of the commission presided over by Cardinal Ruini." The Ruini Report issued earlier this year issued an overwhelmingly negative judgment regarding the authenticity of the vast bulk of so-called apparitions. Only the first seven were deemed authentic by 13 of the 14-member commission, while the rest received zero votes in favor of authenticity. Cardinal Mueller, then-head of the CDF at the time, whose opinion carries at least as much weight as the Ruini Commission, expressed serious doubts that the visions were authentic. As Hoser noted, the pope has the final say, and he is free to accept or reject the commission's findings. Pope Francis: 'This isn't Jesus' mother. And these alleged apparitions don't have much value.' Tweet Pope Francis has expressed severe skepticism toward the visions, saying to the press on the papal plane in May, "The report has its doubts, but personally, I am a little worse. I prefer Our Lady as mother, our mother, and not Our Lady as head of the post office who sends a message at a stated time." He continued, "This isn't Jesus' mother. And these alleged apparitions don't have much value. I say this as a personal opinion, but it is clear. Who thinks that Our Lady says, 'Come, because tomorrow at this time I will give a message to that seer?' No!" When Il Giornale asked Hoser to speak on the visionaries, Hoser declined to comment. "I cannot talk about this, I'm sorry," he remarked. https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/arti...xaggerated
  20. 1 point
    Vive Jesu

    Online discernment

    Of course, I should make clear that I consider the 'religious vocation' option to be a wonderful gift of God, and I love and rejoice in my own vocation. And, yes, I came to it without the assistance of any programme. But then, I grew up in an age when church, home and school were a unity and regular practice was the norm among Catholics. I went to a convent school and there were religious on both sides of my family. Today, it is too often assumed that a young person attending Mass regularly in a largely middle-aged or elderly congregation must have a 'vocation', whereas she/he might simply need help and support in understanding and embracing a vocation as a committed layperson. Anyway, I'll leave it here. I just wanted to put that piece of information (about an online programme) out there for anyone to whom it might be useful. And, whoever you are, God bless and guide you!
  21. 1 point
    Francis Clare

    DSMME Christmas CD Giveaway....

    Are we doing a bit too much “navel gazing “ when we try to answer questions that those in leadership of the DSMME’s ( which is an active order) most probably have already grappled with? You could further extrapolate out to include the Benedictine’s of Mary with their many Top 40 albums of sacred music ( they are contemplative). And I’m sure there are other Orders that are notable for one thing or another. Mother Angelica, the problems at OLAM, and the decline of that Order is another kettle of fish due to the confluence of events immediately prior to and after her death. Do we.....or should we.....or do we have the moral authority.....to question the motivation/s of a particular order? Is it really our business? Does it help to promote vocations or encourage those discerning a vocation to RL? I think you already know the answer.
  22. 1 point
    beatitude

    Jerusalem as Capitol

    I lived in Palestine/Israel for years, and may soon be returning. I generally avoid all online conversations on this topic because I have a great many friends, Palestinian and Israeli, who have experienced suffering; over the past week I've spent hours each day in contact with people there. (That's why I'm awake at nearly five in the morning.) After spending so much time listening to them, it can be difficult to see people who live half a world away and who are unlikely to have a personal connection to any human there giving opinions that often make a two-dimensional caricature of the situation. This happens even when opinions are made in good faith. I'm sure I do it too when I talk about countries that I've never had the chance to get to know extensively, so I'm not criticising anybody here. I also don't want to post a bunch of details about life in J'lem. I would like to ask people to pray. Firstly, to thank God for the good things that he brings out of pain and darkness. I have two friends, one Palestinian, and one Israeli, who have both been expressing identical emotions to me for months - confusion, fear, increasing despair - and whom I've been wanting to introduce for a while. Each has heard me talk about the other for years, but I never suggested a meeting because I knew they'd be too wary. A couple of days ago I finally suggested it. It felt like the right time. They met for lunch yesterday. It was very difficult to arrange - even getting to a meeting point they could both reach was hard - but the feeling that they couldn't just sit and do nothing in this painful situation made them determined to try, and they both came back with such renewed hope and a palpable joy. They told me that they were together for three and a half hours and the conversation got challenging at times, "but that's OK." They'll be meeting again. Thank God for that. Pray for my other friends who would love the chance to have contact like that, but who physically can't, because government policies or army action make it impossible. Pray for the ones who are too hostile to want it. For all the people who were hostile but who managed to move past it, that they will put heart into others. Give thanks for the mother of one of my friends, who was courageous enough to forgive the killing of her baby after a decade of pain and anger - her healing came very suddenly, when she went to the aid of a child from the 'other side' who had fallen over. She had a moment's struggle, where she wanted to see the child's parents suffer, and then she was in tears and holding out her arms to him. Pray for all the hundreds of children I worked with out there who are so curious about the other side but who never get a chance to play with a child who isn't from their community because the schools are separate. For students in the school at Shuafat, which is located at a real flashpoint and whose education will be disrupted by this. For the kids in the tiny (but growing!) number of mixed bilingual peace-orientated schools, their families, and their teachers. For the people of my former parish, who are frustrated that people overseas tend to see Jerusalem as an Islamic v. Jewish issue, and who feel as if they are invisible and unheard. For my friend B, who woke up in a panic in the middle of the night to find armed masked soldiers standing over her bed, having broken into her house. For my friend S, who doesn't know when she'll see what's left of her family. For my friend H, who is newly married to an army officer, probably pregnant (she's not sure yet), not daring to take medication she needs in case it harms the baby, and frightened at the idea of what her husband might be doing when he's out with his soldiers tonight. She's scared he'll get hurt. She's scared he'll hurt others. Pray for all the other people in that region who need it tonight. I only skimmed this thread, because as I said, it's been too emotionally overwhelming for me to get sucked into specific debates. But I've learnt two things from the time I've spent in volatile places with a lot of injustice and violence going on, which I want to share here: one, that when I'm at my snarkiest or most opinionated I'm usually at my safest physically (it's easy to talk about what should and shouldn't happen in Country X when my skin isn't in the game) and that staying kind in your speech is a powerful prayer for peace. Mother Teresa used to say that peace in the world is connected to peace in the family and in each person's heart, and to knowing when to keep silent. I think it's important to remember that on the spiritual level, God has given us the amazing power to do something to help people in conflict zones through our own acts of charity to each other. That charity is a kind of prayer. If I needed the proof, I saw that today, when two people who lead starkly segregated lives (one of whom has been feeling suicidal because of her experiences) were able to lift each other up just through meeting to share salads and a cup of coffee, and through wanting to hear what the other had to say even when it was hard. So every time you bite your tongue, or say something nice when you feel grumpy and it goes against instinct, offer it up. It will be felt elsewhere in the world, God makes sure of it.
  23. 1 point
    BarbaraTherese

    Cool Nuns...

    I think that "cool" is an expression used often by young people to denote something good.
  24. 1 point
    dUSt

    Christmas Spirit

    The advent wreath, my wife's Christmas decorations and Amazon Music's Classic Christmas playlist. LOL
  25. 1 point
    Era Might

    Private Vows in The Laity/Spirituality

    Great quote.
  26. 1 point
    CatherineM

    'Glory of Virginity'?

    I valued my virginity and saved it for my husband. However, if I’d known how wonderful the marital bond was going to be, I’d have gotten married way, way sooner.
  27. 1 point
    Era Might

    For those who defend Trump

    Long Live Utah!
  28. 1 point
    Seven77

    For those who defend Trump

    That's the NRA version, the one that fell out of the sky for the kingdom of America.
  29. 1 point
    Era Might

    Jerusalem as Capitol

    I have a lot to say on the subject of the USA, Communism, etc. but don't want to derail the thread. Terrorism seems like it's a special problem today, but actual terrorist attacks are rare. In terms of everyday violence, the world is much less violent than it used to be. The Western world is directly responsible for the situation in the Middle East. After the breakup of Western empires (and the Ottoman empire), the West basically created a fictitious Middle East (e.g., in Iraq). Which leads to an important point, I think, that the USA is not the savior of the world. The USA does not exist to fix the world. The USA has interests, like everyone else, and is pursuing those interests. I don't think the rest of the world is obliged to recognize the USA's interests as unique or somehow having primacy. The USA likes to think of itself that way, but the rest of the world doesn't. There's a great documentary on YouTube called Cuba Libre, check it out if you're interested. It's about the USA's more or less colonization of Cuba and pursuit of American business interests on the island. There are a lot of forces at work in the world. The Middle East is a volatile situation, it can't be reduced to a simple worldview where, because the USA has developed a certain way, the rest of the world has to catch up. The Romans once conquered Jerusalem. Christians and Muslims fought over Jerusalem. Now it's Palestinians and Israelis. I think it would be silly to look at any of those fights and say either side was "right." A capitol is a symbol. I don't think we want to return to a world dominated by symbols, because then everyone doubles down on their symbols. My God vs. your God. My holy site vs. your holy site. My ancestors vs. your ancestors. We need a collaborative and free international order, not fanatical insistence on symbols. That's part of the appeal of ISIS, the symbol of the caliphate and what it represents historically as a unified Muslim world. People are willing to die for symbols, whether it's an American flag, a city or a book. We need to get beyond that kind of mass delusion.
  30. 1 point
    Francis Clare

    Cool Nuns...

    Would you please explain what makes an Order “cool”? I find that word a bit odd when describing an order of inns/Sisters.
  31. 1 point
    Graciela

    Cool Nuns...

    I was under the impression that this group is NOT in communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
  32. 1 point
    Era Might

    Jerusalem as Capitol

    The thing is, The Jews have become an archetype, just as nice black person has. The Jews are the persecuted, the hated. Right now, Syrians are Jews just as much as German Jews during WW2. Jews as a people have had a hard history, but what we should draw from that is solidarity with all Jews all nice black people, regardless of race or religion.
  33. 1 point
    Seven77

    The Star, Animated Christmas Movie

    I really support this movie. People should go see this. Stealth evangelization right here. Entertaining, genuine, not one of those silly sloppy overtly "Christian movies®" that preach to the audience.
  34. 1 point
    Seven77

    For those who defend Trump

    Ideologies don't solve problems. Ultimately it won't be laws that end abortions. It's all about winning hearts and minds through love. Make abortions unthinkable not merely "illegal." Too many people in the USA think in terms of legalism... this is a problem with Protestantism and thinking like this. I think that is what Era is getting at. Jesus came to divinize us, not to issue court sentences and legal statements of justification and salvation. Not trying to sound naive. I support the work that my sister and the Sisters of Life do. They support women who are contemplating abortion. They love them away from choosing abortion. They witness to the sanctity of life by actually loving people. It's a novel idea that we should all try sometime. I wish all the problems of the world could be solved with gif wars.
  35. 1 point
    BarbaraTherese

    Private Vows in The Laity/Spirituality

  36. 1 point
    Era Might

    Jerusalem as Capitol

    A sensible argument, but I don't think (from Trump's POV) it has anything with Jews or Palestinians. This advances Trump's interests. If it didn't, he wouldn't have done it. He doesn't care about what happened 70 years ago. He's here to pursue his interests. He likes to repeat the phrase "Radical Islamic Terrorism" because it's a good propaganda slogan, not because he cares anything about the Middle East, Islam, or even terrorism. But, I think the question of violence is probably not a main concern of his, because he wants a strong police and military order, both at home and internationally. If this causes any problems, he has the US military at his disposal. He can't be bullied because he has nothing personally at stake. When you are the world's greatest empire, you don't worry about such petty questions, except as tactical considerations.
  37. 1 point
    dominicansoul

    Jerusalem as Capitol

    Okay, it's about time you asked. Sheesh. This is what I think about it... I hate it, because there is going to be obvious retaliation from those who want Palestinian Nationalism. The Jews and Muslims hated each other before, this will escalate into more violence, more deaths. We truly truly need to be striving for PEACE, and even if we haven't seen anything close to PEACE in the 70 something years since this all erupted, I believe this to be a step backward and not forward. Past presidents and Trump all promised to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Other presidents were bullied out of it (because I do believe that Palestinians bully the opposition and they are just as stubborn as the Jews are,) but Trump doesn't get bullied out of anything. (Granted, I have agreed on some of what he's done, and I applaud him for it. But in this case, I think its a terrible thing and it will have bitter consequences. It's not entirely his fault, we have two other parties here who are actually responsible for the violent reactions: the muslims and the jews. If only they could put their poo together, we wouldn't have to play peace maker all the time.)
  38. 0 points
    LoveZoe11

    For my grandmother

    Please pray for the repose of the soul of my grandmother, who died this weekend
  39. 0 points
    katherineH

    St Gregory's in Oklahoma

    I haven't seen this posted yet, so I thought you might be interested to know that St Gregory's University in Oklahoma, started and run by the Benedictine monks of St Gregory's Abbey, is closing in a few weeks. They were unable to stay open after they were denied federal grant for rural universities. No one really knows what this means for the monks at the Abbey, who are already struggling with vocations. It's such a sad situation: they are the only Catholic university in Oklahoma, and are such a important presence for Catholics in Oklahoma.
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