The dream … live debt free, join a monastery, live freely in prayer, live slowly in prayer, and live a simple prayer life. Over the last year, my grandmother has been going through the process of becoming a nun. Is she really going to do this? Is she really going to commit the rest of her life to a monastery?…

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I feel like every time you step into a cathedral there is something that always seems to take your breath away. The awe-inspiring statues, the holy vibes, the architectural details, all the way to the stain glass windows. It’s one of Catholicism’s greatest wonders. You’ll find this beautiful cathedral downtown Lafayette, La.  It’s called The Cathedral of St. John The…

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Today January 29th 2018 was the foundation of the Visitation in Mobile order in 1610; the community in Mobile was founded on the feast of St. Francis De Sales in 1833, 185 years ago. The visitation order was founded in Fance by St. Fancis De Sales and St. Jane De Chantal.  It is a cloistered order committed to prayer and…

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My dad’s words overflow with the Holy Spirit at times, and sometimes, it’s hard to know where to start. I opted to give you the next best thing, trying to retell his words through mine. My dad and I are close but in a different way than my mother and I. It’s just different and I can’t really explain. I…

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Sacred heart Retreat House and Visitation Monastery began in 1832 when Bishop Michael Portier invited five Visitation Sisters from Georgetown, D.C. to pioneer the formation of a convent and school for girls. Twenty-seven acres of land was deeded to them, along with a five-room cottage known as the de Angelis house. By 1834, the number of students made it necessary…

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