Fr. Diarmuid O'Murchu will accompany us with his personal dedication and expertise. As we move deeper into the 21st Century, Religious will need to engage authentically with the ongoing decline of the current paradigm, and anticipate in a more discerning way what a new model of consecrated life will look like.
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For those who watch the Vatican closely – and I am not usually one of them – two hints appeared late in 2014 that a resolution to the “doctrinal assessment” of America’s Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) was close at hand.
We are inviting you, and other members of your community, to a one day conference entitled “Being Alert, the Challenge of Consecrated Life” Journeying in the footsteps of God” to be held on the 23th June, in HAYES, Middlesex, West London UB3 2AB
Women joining the church were keen to become part of a community that was committed to social issues. “In a really obvious sense, the women feel a religious calling to do so. On a more sociological level, these are women who have lived in the world and who find themselves in their late 20s, 30s or 40s making a conscious and hard choice to enter religious life.
Hunt's sneering words about Catholic education suggest a Labour Party far removed from its grassroots. Snobbery has become a nasty habit for the metropolitan Left.
Fr. José Cristo Rey García Paredes, cmf, has been for many years Director of the Institute for Consecrated Life in Madrid. Author of several books has lectured in many countries all over the world. He has been recently appointed by Pope Francis as a consultor to Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
Religious life is a particular form of consecrated life, and, as the Year of Consecrated Life opens, it would be helpful to begin in the beginning, that is to say, to begin with a consideration of the call or vocation to religious life.
Let's celebrate the YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE. You are invited to participate in any of these workshops and retreats that will take place at The Towers, Buckden, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 5TA . A WORKSHOP: “Seeking Wholeness” and a RETREAT: "A Virtual Pilgrimage to Assisi"
Think of a friend, relative, colleague, priest, sister, who during this Year of Consecrated Life will be glad to receive the latest book on consecrated life. The book “Sharing the Joy of the Gospel – Identity and Missionary Conversion” came off the press on November 30, 2014, when the "Year of Consecrated Life" begun.
The Year of Consecrated Life, starts throughout the universal Church on the first Sunday of Advent, 30 November. In his message, the Pope underlined the aims of the Year of Consecrated Life, namely to look to the past with gratitude, to live the present with passion and to embrace the future with hope.
“The appointment took me by surprise, I did not expect it … but I was also joyful, because the appointment is a concretization of Pope Francis’ wish for more women in high ranking positions in the Catholic Church,” Sr. Premoli said.
Archbishop Welby is opening up his medieval London home, Lambeth Palace, to young adults aged 20-35 who wish to spend a year living, studying and praying alongside him, his staff and the existing ecumenical Chemin Neuf community.
'I see the powerlessness of the people here': a Catholic nun among east London's Muslims. Sister Christine Frost on why young men from Tower Hamlets are going to fight in Iraq and Syria.
Pope Francis met on Saturday afternoon with Communities of Religious at the “School of Love” in Kkottongnae. Approximately 5000 male and female religious were present for the event. Pope Francis concluded his address: “Dear brothers and sisters, with great humility, do all that you can to show that the consecrated life is a precious gift to the Church and to the world.
Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, the Vatican-appointed head of the effort to reform the largest leadership organization for U.S. women religious, is attending the sisters' annual assembly "as a brother and a friend."
The courage of the Brigettines. · English sisters who saved Jews and deserting Germans. The subject of the plight of Jews in Rome during World War II continues to excite much interest, often generating more heat than light. The central task, however, is to discover the true stories of what occurred.
Men and women religious on the front line to stop human trafficking during the World Cup Launch of campaign "Play for Life, report trafficking". Increased risk of sexual exploitation and forced labor around great international events
This mass movement of black women and girls into Catholic religious life has revolutionary implications for the Church and wider society. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe's inclusion on Time magazine's 2014 list of the world's 100 most influential people represents a pivotal breakthrough moment for black Catholic nuns.
Catholic nuns in the U.S. have been thumbing their nose at Rome’s demands to toe the doctrinal line and they need to obey or face serious consequences, the Vatican’s enforcer of orthodoxy said in a surprisingly tough talk to women representing most American sisters.