Exactly 100 years ago, the Blessed Virgin appeared to three children in a tiny Portuguese village. Her message of prayer, sacrifice, and conversion still resonates today — perhaps now more than ever.
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Click below to listen to Bill Lemire’s interview on the Drew Mariani show (Bill appears at 29:26).
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Elizabeth speaks of the Labouré Society’s efforts to help those with vocations to the priesthood or religious life find the financial aid they need to answer God’s call in this life show hosted by Fr. Mitch Pacwa.
This is the day (July 27) in 1947 that Pope Pius the Twelfth declared Blessed Catherine Labouré a saint! Let us be particularly mindful today of how, through the Miraculous Medal, she became our Patroness.
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, intercede for us; Saint Catherine Labouré, pray for us.Read more
CBS News – July 13, 2016
NEW YORK — A young woman wants to be a nun, but has been told she can’t until she pays off her debts.
As CBS New York reported, a fashion designer by day, 28-year-old Alida Taylor said her calling to become a nun was not always clear.
After graduating from the University of Louisiana with a degree in fashion, Taylor landed a job with a Broadway costume designer in New York City.
“When I moved to the city I had all these desires. I wanted to have a career, a family, and marriage, but your heart begins to shift,” she said.
The following article appears in the Summer, 2016 edition of Religious Life , the official magazine of The Institute on Religious Life (IRL). Click the article to enlarge.
By Aaron James
The Vatican’s honoured an Irish priest who saved thousands of Jews and Allied Soldiers during World War II.
Fr Hugh O’Flaherty disguised himself from the Nazi secret police and set up safe houses for thousands of soldiers in Rome between 1943-44 including one right next to the secret police’s main headquarters in Rome.
His abilities to evade Nazi detection earned him the nickname the Vatican’s Scarlet Pimpernel – a reference to a book character of the same name who rescued aristocrats in France who were being murdered before the French Revolution....Read more