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For seniors, spirituality in the Golden Years takes many forms
Julian Wszolek, a 92-year-old parishioner of St. Hedwig, Trenton, serves as a sacristan. Joe Moore photo

Julian Wszolek, a 92-year-old parishioner of St. Hedwig, Trenton, serves as a sacristan. Joe Moore photo

In 1996, when Franciscan Sister Robert Marie Green retired as principal of Corpus Christi School, Willingboro, after 36 years in education, she was determined to try something new. More ...
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cooking for brothers is ministry for Sister Christine

When it comes to education, Sister of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Pa., Christine Joseph Iacobacci is widely recognized and respected for her gifts, not only in teaching reading, but creating programs that help students master the vital skill.

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Monday, December 5, 2016
From Tepeyac to Malvern -- Retreat house invites local parish to join celebration of the Patroness of the Americas

Relationships… it all comes down to fostering relationships with our God, with our faith community, with one another. Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, has long served as a bridge and relationship builder among cultures and ethnicities throughout the Americas and the world, and as intercessor between God and God’s people.

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Friday, December 2, 2016
Near-death experience inspires retiree to pen book

Michael R. Albert, 83, retells a dream he had when he was 12 years old in a children’s book he has authored entitled “Mekhail’s Dream.”

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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Monitor subscriber enjoys 50 years of Catholic diocesan news
Thanks to a long-ago recommendation from a Trenton shepherd, Walter Leo Sikorski has kept abreast of faith-based local, diocesan, state, national and international news through the pages of The Monitor for more than 50 years. More ...
Thursday, December 1, 2016
For late actress Florence Henderson, Catholic faith was her foundation
CINCINNATI  -- In what came to be her final interview, actress Florence Henderson told St. Anthony Messenger magazine that throughout her life, through good times and bad, her Catholic faith was her foundation. More ...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Young Adult Mass in Belmar focuses on being witnesses to faith
On the Feast Day of St. Leo the Great on Nov. 10, Father Walter Quiceno stood before the dozens gathered for a Young Adult Mass in St. Rose Church, Belmar, encouraging all to follow the example of the saint who made it his mission to persuade nonbelievers of the humanity and divinity of Jesus and to be brave in the face of adversity. More ...
Friday, November 25, 2016
Visiting Dominican sisters to give talk on praying as a family in Rumson parish

A Dominican order of sisters known for their joy and dedication to education is coming to the Diocese next month to present a talk on learning to pray as a family.

The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia from Nashville, Tenn., will visit Holy Cross Parish, Rumson, at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in the parish’s  gymatorium, 30 Ward Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Princeton exhibit illuminates American religious experience
How are ancient plague bundles, a Napoleonic decree to close monasteries in Italy and materials on the Know Nothing Party related? More ...
Friday, November 4, 2016
Max Steel
NEW YORK -- Yet another action figure leaps off the toy store shelves and onto the big screen in "Max Steel" (Open Road), the coming-of-age chronicle of a Mattel-made superhero. More ...
Friday, October 21, 2016
Rosary Altar Societies thrive through prayer, ministry

The altar linens are laundered and ready for the next celebration of the Mass. Handcrafted rosaries find their way to a nook beside the statue of the Blessed Mother, and the Rosary prayers are lifted heavenward on a daily basis. Baked goods sales greet parishioners following Mass, and prayer shawls are presented to the sick and suffering.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

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