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Benedict XVI Visits Seminarians of Rome

Last edited 7th March 2011

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.

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Sisters of Life - Religious Order Helping Women Facing Questions of Abortion

Last edited 13th March 2011

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.

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Vietnamese Nuns Revive Alabama Monastery

Last edited 2nd March 2011

A group of Vietnamese Nuns have moved into and revived an empty Monastery in Alabama, following an influx of vocations in Vietnam.

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Sisters: In Their Own Words [LifeTeen]

Last edited 2nd March 2011

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.

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Priests: In Their Own Words [Life Teen]

Last edited 2nd March 2011

Have you ever wondered what priests think about being a priest? Take a look at this video and find out! 

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Filipino Sisters Seek to Rescue Women from Sex Trade

Last edited 26th April 2013

Imagine a nun going undercover, walking the streets at night rescuing women and children caught in the world of human trafficking. This is what the Immaculate Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries do every day in the Philippines! “We try to become friends (with the prostitutes) so they open up to us,” said Sister Irene Baquiran, a founding member of the order.


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Bishop Novell: 'I Changed my Opinion of JPII During one of his Encounters with Youth'

Last edited 20th February 2011

This is the youngest bishop in Spain and the eighth youngest in the world. Monsignor Xavier Novell is only 41 years old. Before becoming a priest, he was an agricultural engineer and a passionate admirer of John Paul II and Benedict XVI.


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In Nairobi, Cloistered Carmelites Give Themselves to God in Prayer

Last edited 18th February 2011

For several of the cloistered Carmelite Sisters at Mount Carmel Convent, their life of prayer began in their families, when they were children. In an interview with Catholic News Service, several of the sisters talked about the path that led them to continuous prayer each day. Visit this article to hear their stories!

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Vatican University Studying How to Improve Training of Seminarians

Last edited 16th February 2011

The increase in the number of men determined to become priests opens many new challenges. The main one is how to prepare them for their vocation, a task for the Bishop of each diocese and the directors of the seminaries. The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross is trying to help these directors of our future Priests, and has created a specialized center to help "train the trainers."

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Ukrainian Seminaries So Full They Are Turning People Away

Last edited 14th February 2011

Ukrainian seminaries are having to turn away up to half of the young men seeking to become priests due to a lack of space. Bishop Jaroslav Pryriz reported to Aid to the Church in Need that in some places, there are three candidates vying for every place in the seminary. He stated that many young men are attracted to the priesthood because of the examples they see of living a challenging vocation: "When they see good priests, and when they see the Church living out the social gospel, it inspires them."

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