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Downingtown author writes to inspire a culture of life

A new collection of short stories by Brendan Lyons, a Villanova grad and member of St. Joseph Parish, highlights the courage needed to witness to the sanctity of life.

West Chester woman makes solemn promise of virginity to the Lord

While at Communion, Jennifer Settle heard the words "consecrated virgin" but had no idea what they meant. After discernment, she became one of 3,000 virgins in the church worldwide during a Mass at the cathedral.

Class Acts: A sit down with the principal of SS. Peter and Paul School

CatholicPhilly.com presents a Q&A with the West Chester parish school’s principal, Margaret Egan, the latest in a special ongoing series of interviews with leaders of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Class Acts: A sit down with the principal of Nativity of Our Lord School

CatholicPhilly.com presents a Q&A with the Warminster parish school’s principal, Roselee Maddaloni, the latest in a special ongoing series of interviews with leaders of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Class Acts: A sit down with the principal of Cardinal O’Hara HS

CatholicPhilly.com presents a Q&A with principal Eileen Vice, the first in a special ongoing series of interviews with leaders of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Two sisters pass on love of Catholic faith to next generations

Sally Ann Grande and Joyce Marie McQuaid were raised in Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Secane, and today they share a passion for parish religious education. They both just received awards for 20 years of service.

Young woman makes music as ‘a way that I please God’

The three highest priorities for Angela Alquiros, 16, are God, family and music, and she is happy to combine all three as an accomplished pianist, choir member and soloist at Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, Plymouth Meeting.

The cultivation of a new religious vocation

Like a seed planted and watered by encouragement, a young Northeast Philadelphia woman has professed her religious vows. Sister Maria Sophia Gerlach reflects on her decades-long journey to following God's call. (Watch our video of the ceremony.)

It’s still a wonderful life after 78 years of ministry

Holy Child Sister Eleanor Carbin, 96, is one of the longest serving religious women in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. Her vocation, with ministry in Philadelphia, Africa and Europe, offers “hundred-fold rewards every day.”

Angelini breathes life of prayer and music into Cathedral liturgies

One of the special joys of liturgies at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in recent years has been the beautiful soprano voice of cantor Charlene Angelini. Her training and faith equip her well for her new role as musical director.