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Singing nuns bring Gregorian chant into the 21st century

Image of The Nuns of the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation's mission is to preserve and bring new listeners to the Gregorian chant, an ancient form of sacred music.

After a search of over 70 convents, stretching all the way from North America to Africa, the finest international selection of female ... continue reading


Dominican Nuns of Mary Witness to Love on Oprah in Follow-up Appearance

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The Sisters opened some of their most sacred spaces and ceremonies in their convent in Ann Arbor, MI to Oprah producers who featured ... continue reading


Dominican Sisters of Mary to Make Second Appearance on Oprah Winfrey Show

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It seems the Holy Spirit is happily busy pointing a delighted finger to one of His thriving religious orders in the heart of the Catholic ... continue reading


Mount Carmel Monastery Approved! Good News for the Monks and for the Church

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At an open public hearing before the Park County Board of Commissioners, the monks were given unanimous approval to proceed with ... continue reading


Monks Persecuted for Burying the Dead. Works of Mercy, Religious Freedom and Economic Liberty

Image of This March, the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors subpoenaed two members of the Saint Joseph Abbey - Abbot Justin Brown and Deacon Mark Coudrain.  If found guilty, the Abbot and Deacon will be subject to 180 days in jail and thousands of dollars in fines.

The State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors subpoenaed Abbot Justin Brown and Deacon Mark Coudrain.  If found guilty, ... continue reading


Mount Carmel for America: Carmelite Monks, Messengers of New Springtime

Image of The Monks of Mt. Carmel are a seed of the Springtime of the Catholic Church for the sake of the world.

For many of our readers, the Monks of Mt Carmel are known for their absolutely wonderful "Mystic Monk Coffee", one of the ways they ... continue reading


Rays of Musical Light: Cloistered Nuns Share Record Label With Elton John

Image of It seems the cloistered, self-sufficient community of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Annunciation near Avignon, France, also sees the world through a Benedictine ray of light, and is about to diffuse a radiant love all over the world through the slow, soaring movements of their Gregorian chant.

"[O]ur music appeals to a wider audience, secular and non-secular. The words have a very profound meaning that is coming from the Sacred ... continue reading


Carmelite Nun, former Hindu, on Pope's call for Religious Freedom

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Sister Mary Joseph, a former Brahmin Hindu, since 1977 has lived in the cloistered Carmelite Convent in Mumbai. Here she comments to ... continue reading


Pro-life Hero, Protestant Minister to Catholic Priest: Fr. Paul Schenck, Prophetic Sign of Coming Full Communion

Image of Photo of Fr. Paul Schenck being ordained to the Priesthood by  Bishop Victor Galeone. Photos furnished by Michael and Yolanda Moul of Total Magic Video productions in York Pennsylvania. Michael is also the President of the Holy Name Society.

I had the privilege of being part of Church history on Saturday, June 12, 2010. My friend of many years, former Protestant ... continue reading


Cardinal Bertone: Priests as Prophets of a New World

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The cardinal spoke about the priesthood and celibacy Wednesday afternoon at the "Priests Today" conference, held at Paul VI Hall in ... continue reading


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On Saturday, Pope Francis told Colombia's priests and religious that vocations come from a variety of different backgrounds and flourish ... continue reading


This Irish priest sings the most beautiful adaptation of 'Hallelujah' you have ever heard Watch

Image of Fr. Ray Kelly is a singing sensation with his beautiful voice and artful adaptations.

Irish priest, Fr. Ray Kelly has an adaptation of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' that will move you to tears. The video, which has gone viral, ... continue reading


Fifty percent of friends and family discourage vocation calls - 200 men and women chose God anyway Watch

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There were 216 Catholic women and men religious who took perpetual vows in the U.S. in 2016, and an annual survey has aimed to take their ... continue reading


Pope Francis issues a challenge to the consecrated: 'Put Christ in the midst of people' Watch

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Everyone, but especially consecrated men and women, Pope Francis said Thursday, are called to be leaven in the world, bringing Christ to ... continue reading


Pope Francis speaks -- Here's why vocations are on the decline Watch

Image of Pope Francis dealt with the topic of vocations in the modern world during his meeting with the Congregation for Consecrated Life.

Why are so many people forsaking or eschewing religious life? This is the question Pope Francis addressed during the plenary meeting of the ... continue reading


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