Many followers of Vincent, Louise, Elizabeth and Frederic have learned that Pope Francis has commissionsed showers for the homeless under St. Peter’s colonnades. On Monday 17th of November work will begin to renovate the public restrooms for pilgrims: there will be a space for homeless people to wash. Ten parishes in Rome will do the same. The story is simple but there are implications.
“Almost half of US adults (46 percent) say they saw someone sharing “something about their faith” on the Internet in the past week” “It’s the people who attend church most often who are most likely to engage in online religious activity.”
She is now Sr. Amanda. She was once simply Amanda Kerns. She offered “A Cheat-Sheet for Discerners of Religious Life” at about the halfway point of her transition to Sr. Amanda.
Is there really a vocation shortage? Yes… and No. In once sense there can be no vocation shortage. Everyone has a vocation. However, there is a real shortage of one particular type of vocation – vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life
November is a month rich in celebrations for the Vincentian Family*… but first comes Halloween and questions for Catholics