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The monks of Saint Albert are a young, home-grown contemplative order of priests and religious in Nicaragua. Until recently, there were no male contemplative religious …
“These attacks against the faith of the Catholic people need to be carefully analyzed, in order to expose the ideological and physical perpetrators of this macabre and sacrilegious act.”
“What most impresses me is that there are people on the other side of the world who are helping us, people whom we will undoubtedly never meet or get to know. They are helping because we are all one Church, united in love of the Kingdom of God.”
“The Church is accompanying the process of dialogue that was initiated after the protests, but as a service to the country. We are not interested in power, but in supporting the efforts for peace, without looking for any benefit other than the good of the country.”
In spite of the campaign to discredit the Church, recent, independent surveys have shown that the Church as an institution continues to enjoy a very high level of credibility. The number of vocations to the priesthood continues to rise practically everywhere in the country.
“Hearing the appeal by Pope Francis to be [for the churches to become] ‘field hospitals,’ many of our parishes have given shelter to those seeking safety and help to the injured.”