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​Sister Agnesine—all the right notes

March 30, 2015 | posted by Laura Carter

Sister Agnesine Heinsch is one of seven Sisters of the Incarnate Word Blessed Sacrament who live in the convent on the campus of Blessed Sacrament Academy. For 58 years, she has served God as a member of the congregation -- first as a teacher at various schools in South Texas and later as treasurer for the BSA school office and the convent in San Antonio. As an individual, Sister Agnesine is full of life, encouraging and musical. The large garden she cultivated for many years behind the convent is now a playground enjoyed by children attending the Child Development Center, but she still has her green thumb. Sister Agnesine will also go fishing whenever possible.

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Archbishop meets Herald of the Good News provincial

March 26, 2015 | posted by Father Jim Fischler, CICM

Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, met recently with the newly elected provincial of the Heralds of Good News community. Father Saji Sebastian, HGN, was in the archdiocese visiting Father Tomy Thomas and Father Mathew Binesh, who staff Resurrection of the Lord Parish in San Antonio.

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​Nuns watching soap operas and the ‘terrorism’ of gossip: Pope Francis and Naples’ religious

March 22, 2015 | posted by Catholic News Agency

In a wide-ranging, off-the-cuff speech to priests and religious in Naples, Pope Francis addressed various challenges of consecrated life, emphasizing above all the importance of poverty and resisting gossip.

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​Bishop Flores celebrates Rite of Candidacy to Holy Orders at Assumption

March 18, 2015 | posted by Praveen K. Lakkisetti

The Assumption Seminary community rejoiced March 14 as eight of its men received Candidacy for Holy Orders during the Holy Eucharist presided by Bishop Daniel E. Flores of the Diocese of Brownsville, representing all the bishops of the candidates.

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