Category Archives: Women Religious

ASK FATHER: Faithful, active women religious. Where to go?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I’ve been discerning a religious vocation for about a year and a half, but lately I’ve been frustrated and confused about the right community to look into. My vocations director is a member of an LCWR community and, … Continue reading

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Budding young feminist archeologists

Make some popcorn and look at a piece at Fishwrap about young feminists sitting at the knees of Sr. Joan “Triumph in Tahir” Chittister, learning from her Yoda-like wisdom.  It’ll be a nostaglic read.  My emphases and comments.
Young women ask difficult questions to … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Help the nuns complete their beautiful monastic church!

The superb traditional Benedictine nuns in Missouri, famous for their music CD’s and for their fine vestments, have begun the last phase of building their chapel.
The community is dedicated to prayer for priests.  From their site:

Having received our call to emulate Our … Continue reading

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Father’s Day gift idea – from the “hearts”

Seeing that, in the Novus Ordo calendar, today is the memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (the day after the Sacred Heart of Jesus), I point once again your attention to the wonderful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles whose … Continue reading

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Carmelite Nuns seeking Priest Chaplain

The last time I played yenta for a group of sisters looking for a chaplain, the results were pretty good!  HERE
Today I received a note from Mother Mary Bethany OCD, of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Georgetown, California (D. Sacramento).
They need a … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Help the Benedictines of Mary! Urgent before Christmas.

Some news from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.  I often feature music from their great discs in my podcasts.
They have a lot of their income from their music discs.
The sisters need urgent help.
This news came:
Dear Friends in Christ,
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ASK FATHER: “Transgender” nun?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
What is going to happen when someone who identifies as a male , but is in a sane biological based world female, wants to become a priest of some male who competed on the girls soccer team in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What Happens to Professed Religious in Orders that Don’t Make It?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
As one currently discerning a religious vocation, I was wondering: if someone takes vows in a religious order before it is officially approved by the Holy See (such as an “ad experimentum” order), what happens to them if … Continue reading

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The dying out of women religious, and the crisis of religious, priestly vocations. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

If anyone in the English speaking world knows what the status quaestionis is concerning American women religious it’s Ann Carey. She has written insightful books about, especially, why some orders are imploding from their own suicide pact with modernity.  See … Continue reading

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Spiffy new Christmas Music disc from the Dominican Sisters of Mary

Lots of groups are coming out with sacred music discs these days.  GREAT!
Well in advance of the Advent/Christmas season, the Dominican Sisters of Mary in Ann Arbor, MI have a new Christmas music disc.  They are celebrating their own 20th year.  … Continue reading

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Help Carmelite nuns who make altar linens

There are several groups of sisters whom I like to support.  I just received a note from another: the Carmelites of Port Tobacco.
Frankly, I had to look that up to see if it was a real place and group.  It … Continue reading

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LCWR UPDATE: Fidget Spinner, Mickey Mouse, and interesting gestures

Update from the annual meeting of the LCWR:
Not photoshopped:

What do you want to bet that some of these same gals back in March 2016, during the political campaign, accused Trump supporters of being Nazis when they raised their hands and … Continue reading

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LCWR Assembly BEGINS! “Shifting from I to WE”

The annual conflab of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) starts today at a luxury location in Orlando.
I am still downcast about how they rejected my request for press credentials.  It was so traumatic.  I still choke up.
Perhaps some … Continue reading

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Women religious: compare and contrast

Something at the SSPX website caught my eye.
Here is a photo from a story of the profession of vows of some sisters associated with the SSPX: “Two American Postulants Join the Consoling Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Italy”

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Sr. Simone “the Contemplative” Campbell

I read a story about Sr. Simone Campbell, of Nuns on the Bus fame.  You will remember how she lobbies constantly and vocally for the platform of the Party of Death (aka Democrats) including abortion-promoting Obamacare (aka Unaffordable Care Act).
Sr. … Continue reading

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