Tag Archives: Religious

Novena for Sisters of Providence taking vows

On July 1, two Sisters of Providence will take vows: Sister Sister Hannah her first and Sister Beth her perpetual. I was surprised that the Church doesn’t appear to have even one novena for this situation; I had expected dozens (a Benedictine version, a Jesuit version, a Carmelite version, and so on). Well, so be […]

LCWR responds to CDF

Via Father James Martin, SJ, the unsurprising—yet still disappointing—response of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s doctrinal assesment. It says essentially what we would have expected, but notice what it does not say. The situation could simply and forthrightly be resolved if LCWR would say: “This […]

Sr. Le Fer on the habit

On August 16, 1853, Irma le Fer, Sister St. Francis Xavier, SP, sent “word of joy and happiness”: Her sister Elvire had become doubly a sister, joining  the Sisters of Providence as Sister Mary Joseph. “has received the Holy Habit; she has laid aside the garments of the world to clothe herself with the livery […]