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Former Georgian Court president a leader of hope for sisters in Africa
Reaching Their Goal • Sister Rosemary Jeffries, front row, left, poses for a picture with sisters who are studying for counseling degrees. Photo courtesy of Sister Rosemary Jeffries
Reaching Their Goal • Sister Rosemary Jeffries, front row, left, poses for a picture with sisters who are studying for counseling degrees. Photo courtesy of Sister Rosemary Jeffries
As president of Georgian Court University, Mercy Sister Rosemary Jeffries devoted a lion’s share of her time to opening doors in ways that expanded the educational and cultural horizons of the students there. More ...
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Prayer cells still a vital part of World Apostolate of Fatima
WASHINGTON -- Millions of baby-boomer Catholics grew up hearing the phrase "Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima" in their churches and Catholic schools. More ...
Friday, April 21, 2017
St. Patrick's Day parades launch a frigid March
Showcasing one of the Catholic Church’s most well-known and celebrated saints, parades in honor of St. Patrick kicked off the first March weekend in the Diocese of Trenton, in spite of near-freezing temperatures, drawing participants and parade-goers from neighboring towns to take in the festivities. Catholic community members, some marching for the first time, joined others  in upholding a time-honored tradition. More ...
Friday, March 10, 2017
St. Francis Center says goodbye to longtime staff member

By EmmaLee Italia

Ask Connie Becraft what she’ll miss most about her work at St. Francis Community Center, and she promptly replies, “Every part of it.”

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Thursday, January 5, 2017
Belmar parish priest makes it his mission to visit Guadalupe shrine
Our Lady of Guadalupe did a great favor for Father Walter Quiceno and his family this year, and now the parochial vicar in St. Rose Parish, Belmar, wants everyone to know the blessings of having a devotion to the Mother of the Americas.

“I did not know the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe,” said Father Quiceno, who came from Colombia to serve the Diocese of Trenton in 2008.  “In Colombia, we are devoted to the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Mount Carmel and never hear of Guadalupe.” 
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Wednesday, December 14, 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
For seniors, spirituality in the Golden Years takes many forms
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
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

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