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New seminarian credits eucharistic adoration, service for his vocation

New seminarian Nathan Hopper said he is grateful to the people of the Diocese of Peoria for their support and prayers, and he continues to pray for them in return. Provided photo

Last fall, nine men were accepted as the newest seminarians for the Diocese of Peoria. Among them was Nathan Hopper, who is attending Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland and in his first year of pre-theology studies. “I am so excited to be studying to become a priest for the Diocese of Peoria,” said […]

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Pilgrims from diocese celebrate, defend life at 2018 March for Life Chicago

A group from the St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at Illinois State University in Normal sings as they process up Dearborn Avenue with thousands of other participants in March for Life Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 14. Those pictured include, from left, Ayla Kibler, Hannah Carroll, Sister Silvia Maria, SCTJM, Maria Castiblanco, Noelle Ortega, Kristin Anderson, and Alex James. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

CHICAGO — Pilgrims from the Diocese of Peoria to March for Life Chicago on Jan. 14 knew the seriousness of their cause but also found ways on a sub-freezing January day to reflect the joy of their faith and belief that “Love Saves Lives.” Many of the 35 college students and staff from the St. […]

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Touring relic of St. John Paul II coming to several sites in Diocese of Peoria Aug. 16-19

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, kisses the National Touring Relic of St. John Paul II during its last visit to the Diocese of Peoria in 2013. The relic, a vial of the late pope's blood, is being brought to the diocese again Aug. 16-20 with veneration opportunities in Silvis, Havana, Champaign, Bloomington, and Peoria. (The Catholic Post file photo/Daniel Sone)

Catholics of the Diocese of Peoria will have the opportunity to celebrate Mass and venerate the National Touring Relic of St. John Paul II when it is brought to several sites in mid-August. The relic, a vial of the late pope’s blood, is entrusted to the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary. […]

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