For two months now, Sister Betsy Espana has brought food aid to displaced families, some of the almost 400,000 people affected by armed clashes between government troops and terrorist gunmen. The nun from Our Lady of Triumph of the Cross congregation said she wants to perform her mission "out of the spotlight," saying that she is there with the people "to serve them."
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The Missionaries of Charity congregation that St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta founded continues to grow even in difficult areas, says its present superior as they celebrated the 107th birth anniversary of the saint, the first such celebration after her canonization.
The seven Roman Catholic priests had gone to The City Arms to toast Father Peter McClaren being ordained when they were initially asked to move on. Pub bosses have apologised after asking a group of priests to leave their Cardiff venue, mistaking them for a stag party in fancy dress.
The new evangelisation. A Catholic priest on the eastern coast of Canada has turned his parish into a powerhouse of renewal and mission. James Mallon explains the secret. An ordinary Catholic parish can be brought to life, he becomes passionate.
The former Northern Ireland footballer Philip Mulryne has been ordained a Roman Catholic priest in the Dominican Order. Fr Mulryne, who is reported to have once earned £600,000 a year, has also taken a vow of poverty. He was ordained in Dublin on Saturday 8 July by Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia.
The 'fatherhood of a priest' Instead of forming a family, a priest forms and leads a Christian community The 'fatherhood of a priest'. There was a flood of "Happy Father's Day" greetings on social media this week. One message I received reads: "Though biologically you are not, but in all aspects truly you are. This day belongs to you too."
Sister Isabel's experiences in Mozambique civil war inspire her to help Manila's needy African nun shares 'goodness of life' with Filipino poor. Born in 1969 to parents who lost three older children to sickness, Isabel views life as a gift.
In Spain, a cloistered monastery is closed every month, mainly due to the advanced age of the nuns and economic difficulties. The lack of young vocations and the lack of income precipitate closures and force some communities to ask for help from food banks, according to a report prepared by Vida Nueva magazine.