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Washington a city of religious sites, not just monuments to government
A statue of St. Junipero Serra is nestled in an alcove on the eastern side of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. CNS photos/Elizabeth Bachmann

A statue of St. Junipero Serra is nestled in an alcove on the eastern side of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. CNS photos/Elizabeth Bachmann

Tourists visit D.C. to see the Capitol, the White House, the Washington Memorial and other historical sites. However, the nation's capital also is home to a plethora of Catholic sites, symbols, and memorials interwoven with the history and politics of the country, that even D.C. natives might not be familiar with. More ...
Friday, August 2, 2019

Monastery connects U.S. Catholics to Holy Land, events in Christ's life
WASHINGTON – Deep inside layers and layers of heavy, cool stone lies a small chamber, about 6 feet by 3 feet, illuminated by the scarlet glow of hanging candles. More ...
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Monitor Senior Living Special Supplement
There are as many ways for seniors to share the faith as there are men and women among us. For some, rearing a new generation of believers is paramount,.... More ...
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Jackson parish to host iconography workshop with Greek master

Much time has passed since Father John Bambrick first encountered the glorious icons that once adorned the sanctuary in Our Lady of Mariapoch Church established by the Basilian Fathers of Mariapoch on Monastery Lane in Matawan.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Women religious find a place of honor on Mother's Day
WASHINGTON – When the elderly men and women at the Jeanne Jugan Residence for senior care pray the rosary with Sister Constance Veit, they see her as more than one of the caregivers at the facility. More ...
Friday, May 3, 2019
Retreat opportunities abound in Diocese, state
Retreats being offered around the Diocese of Trenton and beyond: More ...
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Pilgrim reflects on lesson learned during visit to Rome's holy sites
Recently, I was given the chance to attend a pilgrimage to the ancient city of Rome. Jumping at the opportunity to revisit a city that I like to call my “home away from home,” I boarded a plane at Newark Liberty International Airport in March and left for my 10-day trip.

While walking through Rome – a bustling metropolis full of locals and tourists alike – it is impossible not to feel like you’re in an alternate reality. Everywhere you look is a combination of old and new.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Some believe hilltop shrine in Italy holds true relic of Veronica's Veil
MANOPPELLO, Italy – At the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello, visitors see a transparent cloth encased between two glass panes within an ornate silver frame above the sanctuary’s altar. More ...
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Continuing education the road to formation, fulfillment
In the world of continuing education, there is no such thing as one size fits all. Whether undergraduate or graduate degrees, credit or non-credit certificates, workshops, seminars, conferences or independent study, continuing education makes viable the ideal that learning is a lifelong endeavor. More ...
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Burlington County cemetery site a 'community of believers resting together in peace'

“When you arrive at Jesus, Bread of Life Cemetery and Mausoleum, you are greeted by an angel,” says Deacon David O’Connor, director of the diocesan Department of Cemeteries.

In fact, the little angel he is referring to is a recently interred baby of only 22 weeks who died in her mother’s womb. The small flat stone bearing her name is surrounded by a few little floral bouquets and tiny stuffed animals.

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Friday, April 19, 2019
RCIA candidates share faith journey toward full initiation
“It changed my life forever,” Gloria Walker said about a turning point in her faith journey. More ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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