Posts Tagged ‘monastery’

Samoan people donate 1 million tala for Tonga’s Carmelite monastery

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The people of Samoa have raised over a million tala to help build a new Carmelite monastery in Tonga. Last Thursday there was a Mass and blessing ceremony in Apia. The Chairman of the Samoa Charity for the Carmelites Foundation, La’aulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fossie Schmidt, told Talamua that the money has already been sent to Tonga. But they felt Read more

Criminal pleads to go back to prison after serving sentence in monastery

Monday, August 21st, 2017

A convicted criminal who was serving out his sentence in a monastery has escaped for the second time and asked to be sent back to prison because life was too tough. Continue reading

EWTN founder Mother Angelica on feeding tube

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Catholic media pioneer Mother Mary Angelica has been put on a feeding tube as her health had been slowly declining. The founder of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) is in a stable condition. Her doctors felt it necessary to put her on a feeding tube to ensure that she is receiving proper nutrition. Mother Read more

Monastery loses battle against Israel’s separation wall

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

A Catholic monastery and convent in a secluded valley outside Bethlehem has lost a seven-year legal battle against the building of Israel’s separation wall on its land. The Society of St Yves, a Catholic human rights group which argued the case on the monastery’s behalf, said an Israeli appeals court had endorsed a plan to Read more