Category Archives: Vocations and States in Life
Category: Vocations and States in Life
The vocation to the consecrated life as a religious brother is a great gift of God. Brothers live the vows of evangelical perfection. We also live the common life of liturgical prayer, mental prayer, study, work, and apostolic action in a masculine atmosphere of joy and sacrifice. For us Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary [The male branch of the Slaves of the Immaculate … More →
Do you have a vocation to teach? Do you have a vocation to be a religious Brother? Not sure, but wish to discern? Then consider becoming an intern working in our school while exploring the life of a Brother in the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Delayed vocations (men in their 30s or 40s), who are degreed and have teaching experience are also welcome to look into … More →
The New Emangelization blog recently defended the words of Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke on the detrimental effects of “altar girls” on priestly vocations. His Eminence’s words came in a much discussed interview published on that same blog. To defend the Cardinal, the author of the New Emangelization blog cited the work of The Liturgy Guy, which is worth reading if you’re confused on this issue. Of … More →
The past five decades have seen religious life in the Catholic Church go into two very different directions. On the one hand, in the wake of Vatican II, many orders – especially of women – jettisoned their unique habits and rules (and in the case of the Dominicans and Carmelites, their liturgical rites). This revolutionary era was immediately followed by an enormous drop off in … More →
That’s not all. Sister Jean Marie Wheeler and Sister Elaine Wheeler were the last living of five Wheeler girls, all of whom were religious, four were Daughters of Charity. MyFoxdc.com: They were born sisters and worked as Roman Catholic sisters for decades before spending their last years living in the same upstate New York residence for nuns. Read more here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
The IHM School site has a photo gallery from the March 25 profession of two of our sisters. Please join us in thanking God that Sister Maria Rosaria and Sister Marie Gabrielle took their final vows as Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
My recent trip to New Orleans and its environs was superlative. The talk I gave was graciously received. It was a real joy to see some old friends and meet new ones besides, like the traditional priests and religious in whose company I was privileged to spend a few days. Father Wilfredo Comellas is an old school friend, and now offers the Traditional Mass for … More →
I wish they would leave her with God in silence and peace. Rorate Caeli: Sr. Teresita has spent 84 of her 103 years within the walls of the cloistered convent of Buenafuente del Sistal (Guadalajara) [Castille-La Mancha, Spain], which gives her the right to be considered as one of unbreakable faith. A member of the Cistercian order, and a superior for over 20 years, Sr. … More →
What Is It, Then, To Be a Priest? – Some Examples From The Culture of Catholic Literature and Their Effects
This essay is dedicated to Father Michael Jarecki, who loves the Blessed Mother very much, and is himself very beloved — and, he has for many, many years now, remained so deeply faithful to Christ, knowing both the tears of sorrow and also the tears of joy. It was completed 18 September 2009, the feast of Saint Joseph Cupertino, and the anniversary of the death … More →