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VANCOUVER - Almost every day for the last threeyears, a determined, wheelchairboundwoman has travelled fromher home in downtown Vancouverto Holy Rosary Cathedral for dailyMass.

Giving up a prosperous life for religous call ‘liberating’

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COCHRANE, ALTA. - It began simply enough. JoachimOstermann “thought it would bea nice break” when his Vancouverparish said a retreat was being heldat Westminster Abbey.

Chaplain at his best relating to the student

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TORONTO - Linton Soares believes that a school chaplain can be one of two things for their students.

Have Bible, will travel

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TORONTO - While many in their early 20s are called to travel by a sense of adventure, Fr. Pedro Torres was called to travel to become closer to God by doing His work.

Ordinary life turns extraordinary

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OTTAWA - When Alice Fougère, 62, experienced a personal encounter with Jesus Christ in 1998 she had no inkling that God’s plan included her founding a new religious order.

‘In Good Company’ is the cure for loneliness

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TORONTO - Thanks to Toronto’s Sisters of St. Joseph, many of the city’s isolated homebound residents are living a less lonely life.

Author hopes her experiences touch lives of others

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TORONTO - Sr. Marie Paul Curley is bringing the saints to life in her two newly launched books.

Precious Blood Sisters experience growth spurt

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The Sister Adorers of the Precious Blood are defying trends among women’s religious communities with an upswing in candidates interested in joining the order.

Early days in St. Vincent de Paul Society rekindled as adult

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OTTAWA - Jean-Noel Cormier got his first glimpse of poverty — and felt an urge to help — in his childhood in Bouctouche, New Brunswick.

Ordinandi found peace in God

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TORONTO - For Joshua Roldan, true peace is only found in the Lord.

Soon-to-be priest finds it’s never too late

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TORONTO - Paul Finn, 53, can’t point to that one moment that compelled him to study for the priesthood.