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St. Henry

Holy Roman Emperor, patron of the Benedictine Oblates Henry succeeded his father as duke of Bavaria in 975, was elected king of Germany in 1002, and was crowned holy Roman emperor by the pope in 1014. His chief concerns were consolidation the power of the German monarchy and reforming and reorganizing the Church. He founded…

Former Detroit pro football player prepares to take final vows as a nun

TORONTO, Ohio — Every single vocation story is different, but Sr. Rita Clare (Anne) Yoches is probably one of the more unusual. Sr. Rita Clare, who this month will profess final vows with the Franciscan Sisters T.O.R. of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother, was a four-time national champion professional football player prior to entering the…