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Women with the Sister Thea Bowman Choir of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, N.Y., sing during a prayer service April 4 . at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre. "(Jesus) wants us to be saints and not to settle for a bland and mediocre existence," Pope Francis wrote in his new apostolic exhortation on holiness, “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”). The document was released April 9 at the Vatican. (CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic)