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All Types of Religious: One Heart and One Spirit

Since I have been a religious some twelve-plus years, I have come to realize that non-religious sometimes have their hot button issues around religious-who they think religious are, what they think religious should do, how they think religious are supposed to be. On the one hand, I am glad people are passionate and love religious life enough to weigh in-even if they are perturbed with some of the members about one thing or another. On the other hand, I am not sure how I feel about their assumptions as concerned with the meaning of things …

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What is it about Religious Life?

As an Associate Vocation Director, I have seen my share of vocation related YouTube videos. Many of them have been sent to me and many I have gone out and found in my searching for other things. Some of my favorite videos are those of consecrated religious taking their first vows. Part of this, I think is simply because I don’t have any experience with these ceremonies and I love the many ceremonies of the Church (especially that of an Ordination – if you’ve never witnessed an Ordination Mass, please make it a point to …

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Precious Blood Spirituality

As is most often the case, I was in the company of a group of Sisters who are in my congregation. This was a purely social gathering of seven of us, no meetings this time.  We were all talking prior to a meal being served. I don’t even remember how we got onto the subject of aging but we did. (Just to put this in context. I was the youngest and a full generation, maybe a generation and a half, behind everyone else in the group.) As part of the conversation I shared an insight …

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