25, in the small town of Durant, Mississippi, two Catholic nuns were found murdered in their home. Sister Margaret M. Held and Sister Paula J. Merrill, both 68, worked 20 miles away at the Lexington Medical Clinic, reports The New York Times. why not look hereThey were stabbed to death, according to what police told the Rev. Greg Plata, the priest at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Lexington. They were two of the sweetest, most gentle women you can imagine,” he said. “Their vocation was helping the poor. The nuns were nurse practitioners who provided medical care for children and adults at the Lexington Medical Clinic, the Daily Mail reports. Authorities said it was not clear whether the women’s religious work had anything to do with their death. The crime brings to mind the infamous December 1980 rape and killings of four American nuns in El Salvador by members of that countrys National Guard.
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In.xceptional cases the obligation may exist as the consequence of a vow or of a Divine order, or of the improbability which is very rare of otherwise finding salvation . It is love that prompts others to embrace the consecrated life or become priests.” If God leaves a free choice to the person called, he leaves none to those whose duty it is to advise; those spiritual directors or confessors who treat lightly a matter of such importance, or do not answer according to the spirit of Christ and the Church, incur a grave responsibility. They listen for the voice of God calling them to the crossroads of their deep joy and the worlds deep hunger. To become a priest, you need to feel that you have been “called” to the ministry directly by God. but rather ‘What does God want me to be?” Sense of “one’s occupation or profession” is first attested 1550s. Otherwise, God would be bound to make known to us clearly both His own will and the consequences of our negligence. And thus we arrive at conclusions which agree with those of Cornelius à Lapide in his commentary on the seventh chapter of I Corinthians, and which recommend themselves by their very simplicity.