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Consecrated life is healthy, Vatican official says

Catholic World News - February 03, 2014

“I think I can affirm that consecrated life is really enjoying good health at this moment,” the secretary of the Congregation for Religious said in a January 31 interview with the Catholic News Agency.

Taking stock of religious life as the Vatican prepared to celebrate the 18th Day for Consecrated Life on February 2, Archbishop Jose Rodriguez Carballo said: “There is a lot more holiness than what there often appears to be.”

Acknowledging that there have been some difficulties in religious life, the archbishop nevertheless said that anyone who doubts the health of religious life should visit monasteries and convents. “There is poverty, there is fragility, there is sin, but there is a lot of holiness in our monasteries,” he said.

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