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“As our culture seeks to exclude God, we are attracted by a radical response to God,” said Sister John Mary.
“It’s very counter-cultural, but there’s a great joy and freedom in the vows that we take in poverty, chastity and obedience. And it’s kind of the opposite of what our culture offers.”
The Sisters of Life is one of the few highly orthodox orders of nuns that are seeing rapid growth in an era when religious life is otherwise declining in North America. Their growth is in part a response to an increasingly secular society as fewer people — especially young people — attend regular religious service or describe themselves as religious.
More on the Sisters of Life here.
I don’t own a thesaurus, and for years have warned students away from them. Perhaps that goes too far, but see Jacques Barzun: pic.twitter.com/Jms6h7QbNL
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Today’s the solemnity of the Sacred Heart in the Catholic Church. On Cardinal Burke and Pope Francis and the Sacred Heart.