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What is a Charism? (Part II of II)

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What is a Charism? Part II of II Editor’s Note, in Part I, we looked at charisms in general.  Today, we will examine the Carmelite charism in particular. Every religious community is unique because it lives out the charism or gift of the Holy Spirit, that vision of how to follow Christ imparted to its founder or foundress, to fulfill a need in the upbuilding of the Church and which determines... Read More

Sister or Nun: What’s the Difference?

September 23, 2014 by  
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Sister or Nun: What’s the Difference? “Sister Timothy, are you a nun?” Well, I do wear a long brown habit and I have professed three vows of obedience, chastity, and poverty, in consecration to God forever. But am I a nun? My name is SISTER Timothy Marie. But am I a nun? Here is the answer. In a practical, everyday sense people have no hesitation about identifying me as a Catholic nun. Yet,... Read More

Your Prayer Life: Inspiration from Venerable Mother Luisita

September 9, 2014 by  
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Your Prayer Life My beloved child, Between Jesus and the soul there flows a current no one can see and a dialogue that no one hears. Form a rich and beautiful tabernacle for Our Lord within your heart and then do not let Him go. In that way you will always have Him within you. Enter within yourself and, meeting Him, tell Him all your experiences. Adore Him within yourself, as if everything were in... Read More

Schools Without Books: Venerable Mother Luisita’s Example

February 11, 2014 by  
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During the 1920s, the government grew increasingly hostile to the Catholic Church and the schools became unsafe for Catholic children. The bishop had to tell all the Catholic families in his diocese not to send their children to the public schools anymore. This drastic action took place in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. So the good Catholics of the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico, removed their... Read More

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