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…

The order of the Holy cross – Crosier Fathers and Brothers

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 will to help commemorate the past, present and future of the religious communities housed in the St. Cloud Diocese, in the lead-up to the…

Celebrating the Sisters of the order of St. Benedict

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 will to help commemorate the past, present and future of the religious communities housed in the St. Cloud Diocese, in the lead-up to the…

Pope issues letter for Year of Consecrated Life

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis issued a letter for the Year of Consecrated Life, which will start throughout the universal Church on the first Sunday of Advent, 30 November. The observance will end on the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, 2 February 2016. In his message, the Pope underlined the aims of…

Year of Consecrated Life events to help laity learn more about religious

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In an effort to help lay Catholics gain a deeper understanding of religious life, priests, brothers and women religious intend to open their convents, monasteries, abbeys and religious houses to the public one day next February. “If you’ve ever wondered what a brother or religious sister does all day, you will find…