Pope Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis during the general audience this week to St. Alphonsus Liguori, the patron of confessors and moralists. St. Alphonsus Liguori was a doctor of civil and canon law but abandoned his promising career as a lawyer to become a priest. Pope Pius IX appointed him as a Doctor of the Church.
Sister Ana Alvarado, a Peruvian religious sister of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception in Japan, stated that her community will continue its efforts in the country. Describing the tragic situation facing the thousands of Japanese, Sister Alvarado said there is widespread fear of an explosion at the Fukushima plant, which is leading to an increase in the number of people fleeing the area. Regardless, the Sisters have chosen to remain in the area, to help those who cannot evacutate.
The prefect of the Congregation for Clergy says that Lent is a time of conversion for priests, a time for them to convert themselves to what they already are. With this expression, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza is urging priests to a conversion of "identity" in his annual Lenten letter.
During his visit to the Major Roman Seminary, Pope Benedict XVI affirmed vocation is above a personal call from God who knows "each each of us by name."
As bishop of Rome, the pope visited the future priests of the diocese in the major seminary of the city for the upcoming feast of its patron.
In the heart of New York City, a group of nuns are hitting the streets to help build a sense of community in their neighbourhoods. This group called the Sisters of Life, lives in the Bronx but travels throughout the five boroughs as they encounter people from every corner of the world, spending time with women considering abortion, or counselling women post-abortion.
A group of Vietnamese Nuns have moved into and revived an empty Monastery in Alabama, following an influx of vocations in Vietnam.
Married, single or religious this video shows how we can live out our faith wherever we are.
Ever wondered what it was like ot be a nun? Watch this video and here from some sisters as they talk about their daily lives.
Have you ever wondered what priests think about being a priest? Take a look at this video and find out!
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