Following their vows: Lovers of the Holy Cross sisters renew vows

ARLINGTON — When religious women make vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, they can’t be certain where those vows will take them.

Encounter Texas puts focus on Christ, community and conviviality

Father Mike Schmitz during Adoration

GRAPEVINE — The aim of the Aug. 16-18 Encounter Texas Conference, held at the Gaylord Texan Resort, was to offer something for everyone.

A “forever yes” from Sister Lola Ulupano

FORT WORTH — They’re usually called perpetual or final vows. But, after 11 years of religious formation that included time spent in Brazil tutoring children, earning a college degree, and becoming a U.S. citizen, Sister Lola Ulupano referred to her lifetime commitment to the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur (SSMN) as a “forever yes.”