Poor Clare Sisters of Sauk Rapids

Love for God calls sisters beyond earthly desires During this Year of Consecrated Life, Pope Francis instructs Catholics to “look to the past with gratitude … live the present with passion… [and] embrace the future with hope.” The Visitor is helping to commemorate the past, present and future of the religious communities housed in the…

Changing times may call for changes in religious orders, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Religious orders and the Vatican congregation that assists them must be bold in assessing whether current structures and practices help or hinder the proclamation of the Gospel, the pursuit of holiness and the service of the poor, Pope Francis said. “We must not be afraid to leave ‘old wineskins,’ that is,…