Women With Down Syndrome Respond to God’s Call

Sisters with Down Syndrome

To offer oneself to God, in witness to the Gospel of Life.This is the mission of the Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb, a contemplative order in France which opens its doors to women who feel a call to religious life, but who may be turned away from other orders because they have Down Syndrome.  The community depends on other sisters who do not have Down Syndrome, but who have committed to share their lives with these lovely, holy women.The community was founded in 1985 with the … [Read more...]

French Sisters Are So “Happy”!

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Everybody's got to get into the act!By now you've seen countless YouTube videos of people dancing to Pharrell Williams' hit tune "Happy."  According to some reports, thousands of videos have been recorded featuring the song, which was originally recorded for the movie Despicable Me 2.  What's become a social media cliche takes on new interest, though, when the dancers are a community of French religious sisters.The Sisters of St. Mary Spawn in Tarbes (Hautes-Pyrénées) recorded their own v … [Read more...]

Cardinal Ravasi: “Even If You Can’t Sing Well, Sing”

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SISTER CRISTINA WON!!!By now you've undoubtedly heard that Sister Cristina Scuccia, the talented nun whose performance on Italy's The Voice has garnered more than 51 million views on YouTube, is the season's big winner.Deacon Greg Kandra reported the story this morning over at The Deacon's Bench. I wrote about her in March, when she belted out the Alicia Keyes song "No One" during the blind auditions for the show.  *     *     *     *     * It seemed t … [Read more...]


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