The Sisters of Life have been serving for 30 years. The order was founded in 1991 by Cardinal John O’Connor as a community of women religious who, along with the traditional vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, take a vow to protect the sacredness of life.
Theresa Bonopartis can still remember how it felt to be a pregnant teenager with nowhere to turn.
Young people were able to encounter the church in a big way as they prayed with nearly 20,000 teens from more than 100 dioceses at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). The Diocese of Brooklyn brought teens from St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands; St. Sebastian’s, Woodside; St. Dominic’s, Bensonhurst, and St. Mark’s, Sheepshead Bay.
Sister Virginia Joy is a member of the Sisters of Life, which was founded by the late Archbishop of New York, Cardinal John O’Connor. Joy is the Respect Life Director of the Archdiocese of New York. She spoke to Charles Camosy about the pro-life ministry in the archdiocese
A FEW YEARS ago I came across a paper I wrote in high school. The topic was, “If you were a pilgrim in ‘The Canterbury Tales,’ what would be said of you?”
At the end of a well-fought tug-of-war, 76 mud-caked teenagers jostled one another into a group photo with dozens of soaking wet young priests, shaving cream-spattered seminarians and lay leaders.
The Sisters of Life celebrated the 25th anniversary of their founding on June 1 with a joyful Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Manhattan, and a block party with 1,200 of their friends and family on hand.
This week’s Tablet TALK features special recognition for a beloved priest in Astoria, new altar servers in Canarsie and Flushing, a vocation opportunity and much, much more.
This week in Tablet TALK, a blood drive at St. Athanasius School in Bensonhurst, Spanish organist Loreto Aramendi in concert, a production of “The Barber of Seville” by the Regina Opera Company and more.
Gravesend Students Get Lesson in Fire Safety Jennifer Campanella’s kindergarten students at Our Lady of Grace School, Gravesend, observed National Fire Safety and Prevention Month (October) with a visit from Firefighter Andy AJ Joseph from Engine 280 in Prospect Heights, above, and firefighters from Ladder 153 in Sheepshead Bay. Students were thrilled when they each […]