Diocesan women and men religious mark National Day of Prayer

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Vocations

Women and men religious serving in the Diocese of Knoxville participated in solemn vespers with exposition and benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament Sept. 13 as part of the National Day of Prayer during the Year of Consecrated Life. Father Ron Franco, CSP, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Knoxville, was celebrant of the vespers service held at Immaculate Conception. …

Year of Consecrated Life celebrated by Pope Francis, Bishop Stika

Jim Wogan Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News, Pope Francis

Bishop Richard F. Stika and Cardinal Justin Rigali marked the opening of the Year of Consecrated Life with a solemn vespers service at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Sunday, Nov. 30. During the Year of Consecrated Life, all Catholics are called to thank God for the gifts members of religious orders have given the church and the world, to join them …