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to put their words
into actions

Teaching in a
Year of Mercy

Chautauqua honors Mary, Untier of Knots

Support each other, seek help bishop advises law enforcement

CCHD grants
reach advocates
for people
on the margins

changes at
A Friendly Place

Oakland group
takes extraordinary
10-day pilgrimage

National Vocations Awarness Week

Three to be ordained
to transitional

Knights host
vocations dinner

New president at Dominican School

Sisters connect
with young people
in Mexico

Daughters of
Charity's house is
home to Pope Francis

A Carmelite

Sisters' congregation from Vietnam traces founding back to
17th century

Hayward Salesian missioner heads
to South Sudan


San Damiano retreat expands its gift shop

A sampling of upcoming retreats

Bible week
celebrates family

Benedictine nuns
make their home
on the range

TD Ameritrade
founder pours
energy, resources
into retreat center

loved ones

Cardinal speaking
at SCU

Holiday focus at Cathedral Shop

placeholder October 26, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 18   •   Oakland, CA
National Vocations Awareness Week

A Carmelite celebration
Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, celebrated Mass Oct. 15 at the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Kensington on the Feast of the Solemnity of St. Teresa of Avila. The Carmelite order, the bishop said, this year has been observing the 500th anniversary of the birth of the Spanish saint who reformed the Carmelite order. "Just look at the miracle God has accomplished. Five hundred years later, the Carmelite order not only just exists, but is thriving and growing," the bishop said in his homily. "Our Carmelite nuns here in Kensington have the same Carmelite monastery, the same rule, the same habit St. Teresa had. Her spirit, her rule — the gift she gave to the church — is alive and continues to this day. We here in the Diocese of Oakland are happy beneficiaries."
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