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Nun Who Spent Record 86 Years in Monastery Dies in Spain
Last edited 14th June 2013

Sister Maria Romero, abbess of the Buenafuente del Sistal monastery northeast of Madrid said today that Sister Teresita Barajuen had died overnight. She was 105.


Pope: Pray for Priests and Bishops, So We Can Be Good Shepherds and Not Wolves
Last edited 16th May 2013

The Pope usually asks people to pray for him. During Wednesday's Mass, he asked others to pray for bishops and priests, so that they can be good shepherds. The Pope also warned them about the harm that comes when one gets attached to riches or fame. The Pope then made a reference to a reading from St. Paul, where he calls Christians to be vigilant and instruments of the Holy Spirit.

Typical new priest: 32-year-old cradle Catholic who prays Rosary, takes part in Eucharistic adoration
Last edited 3rd May 2013

The typical member of the priestly ordination class of 2013 is a 32-year-old cradle Catholic who has three or more siblings and prayed the Rosary regularly before entering seminary, according to a survey of 366 of the 497 men slated to be ordained to the priesthood in the United States this year. The survey was conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

Seminaries - Pope's Mission Intention for May 2013
Last edited 2nd May 2013

In addition to asking us to pray for Administrators of Justice this month, the Holy Father has also asked us to pray: "That seminaries, especially those of mission churches, may form pastors after the Heart of Christ, fully dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel." Fr. Kubicki reflects on the Holy Father's mission intention for May 2013 in this video.

An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows
Last edited 1st May 2013

Dolores Hart stunned Hollywood in 1963, when after ten highly successful feature films, she chose to enter a contemplative monastery. Now, fifty years later, Mother Dolores gives this fascinating account of her life.

There Once Was A Boy Named Geoffrey Who Became a Priest
Last edited 29th April 2013

There once was a boy named Geoffrey, who at 100 years of age is the World's Oldest school teacher, living in Sydney.

Pope Ordains Priests, Calls Them to be 'Pastors Not Functionaries'
Last edited 13th May 2013

In a moving ceremony, Pope Francis ordained a group of priests on 21 April 2013. During his homily, Pope Francis spoke from the heart to the ten new priests. He called on them to reflect on their ministry, adding that it won't be just about their personal concerns now, but those of Jesus Christ.


Military Chaplains: ‘A Calling Within a Calling’
Last edited 22nd April 2013

The Archdiocese of the Military Services’ co-sponsorship vocations program is helping to form future chaplains to alleviate the current extreme shortage.

Message of the Holy Father for the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations - 21 April 2013
Last edited 8th May 2013

Theme: Vocations as a Sign of Hope Founded in Faith


Children of God - Numbers Rise for Priests and Nuns in Australia
Last edited 24th April 2013

One priest-to-be was spat upon. Others endured tearful reactions when they told their parents. Almost all face puzzled questions from mystified friends. But nevertheless, young people are still signing up to be priests and nuns.


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