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Palliative Care » 5 The beauty of woman's fi nal days, and the help palliative care provided Mother-Daughter Tea » 14 Refl ection: Faith communities and raising strong daughters VOLUME XCI - NO. 27 | 115 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE GOSPEL | SEPTEMBER 26-OCTOBER 9, 2015 | @DenverCatholic | | Watch video on palliative care at ONLINE Q&A » 6 Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo Growing the charism of life: Meet Denver's new orders A sk almost any Denver Catholic why this archdiocese contains so many powerhouse ministries and disciples, and you will likely hear the same answer: Pope Saint John Paul II came here for World Youth Day. The theme of his 1993 visit was John 10:10: "I came that they might have life, and have it abundantly." Among the hundreds of bishops participating in the event was Cardinal John J. O'Connor, who had just founded a religious order called the Sisters of Life, and among the hundreds of thousands of youth from around the world was a 17-year-old girl from Maine. Now, almost simultaneous with another pope's visit to the US, the Sisters of Life have arrived in Denver, and that former teenager is their local superior. The Sisters of Life were founded on June 1, 1991. In addition to the tradi- tional religious vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, the Sisters of Life take a fourth vow to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life. They are a contemplative-active com- munity, spending about four BY MELISSA KEATING 303-715-3123 | » 7 Sisters of Life pray during welcome Mass held at St. Magdalene Parish in Denver on September 16. From left to right: Sr. Mary Concepta, Sr. Fiat Marie, Sr. Maria Anne Michela, Sr. Maris Stella. PHOTO BY ANDREW WRIGHT/DENVER CATHOLIC. A new approach to Christian music » 10 Folk musician gives exclusive interview

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