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Thanking the Carmelite Sisters
Last edited 17th July 2011

Carmelite Sisters around the are praying for each one of us! So on the feast day of their Patron - Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which falls on 16 July - let us pray for them in return. Watch this video for more.

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The 3 M's of the Priesthood
Last edited 11th July 2011

For Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, there are three identities - or "3 M's" - that a priest must incarnate: missionary, mediator and martyr. Visit this article to read more!

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Pope Promotes Confession and Spiritual Direction
Last edited 13th July 2011

The Pope is on a mission to promote confession and spiritual direction. He will do this through a very expressive gesture: this August, he will sit in a confessional during World Youth Day in Madrid. A handful of young people will be able to make their confession with the Pope!


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"The Pope has the Typical Traits of a Good Priest"
Last edited 18th April 2013

Benedict XVI just celebrated the anniversary of his ordination. It was June 29, 1951. Ratzinger was only 24 years old. Since then 60 years have passed. He's now the Pope and a Bishop, but above all he's a priest, which is manifested in his daily work. According to Archbishop Fernando Filoni, one of the close collaborators of the Pope, the Holy Father displays the typical characteristics of a good Priest. Watch this video for more.

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Sister Teresita, 103 Years Old, World's Longest Serving Recluse
Last edited 4th July 2011

This nun holds the world record for the longest time living in cloistered life. Her name is Sister Teresita, she's 103 years old and has lived 84 of them in the convent of Buenafuente de Sistal, in Guadalajara, Spain. At 19 she entered the convent of the Cistercian order in 1927, the same day that Benedict XVI was born.


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Nun Holds World Record: 84 Years of Cloistered Life
Last edited 3rd July 2011

She entered the Cistercian Buenafuente del Sistal Convent the day that Joseph Ratzinger (now Benedict XVI) was born, and today Sister Teresita is 103 years old and the world's record holder for having lived the longest as a cloistered nun. After 84 years as a cloistered nun, Sister Teresita says that the greatest gift she has received has been prayer: "Without it, one cannot sustain oneself. I never cease repeating: 'Thank you, forgive. Thank you, forgive.'" Visit this article to read her story!

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Religious Missionary Women - Pope's Mission Intention for July 2011
Last edited 1st July 2011

In addition to asking Catholics everywhere to pray for those suffering with AIDS, the Holy Father has also asked that we pray: That religious women in mission territories may be witnesses of the joy of the Gospel and living signs of the love of Christ.Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Benedict's mission intention for July 2011 in this video.

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Congratulations Holy Father
Last edited 29th June 2011

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Holy Father's ordination to the Priesthood, the World Youth Day office asked a group of priests to pass on their congratulations in many languages - representing the priests of the world!

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A Week in the Life of a Priest
Last edited 22nd October 2012

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Catholic priest? People have many different ideas about the priesthood - highly revered, considered peculiar, disregarded as irrelevant or simply misunderstood. Come inside the intriguing world of a priest's daily life as we walk with him through his unusual, challenging and moving ministry. Prepare to be uplifted and surprised!

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Fr Tony Percy: Theology of the Body and its link to Vocations
Last edited 4th July 2011

Fr Tony Percy talks to a group of Parish Vocations Coordinators on Theology of the body and how understanding the Church's teaching on sexuality can help young people choose their vocation.

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