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Next Seminar on Consecrated Life

Next Seminar on Consecrated Life

by: Angel Ochagavia, cmf in Religious,

 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

The grace of the call

The grace of the call

by: Michael Gilmary, MMA - L'Osservatore Romano in Religious,

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.

Latest Book in the UK on Consecrated Life

Latest Book in the UK on Consecrated Life

by: Claretian Missionaries in Religious,

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.

Pope Francis Letter for Year of Consecrated Life

Pope Francis Letter for Year of Consecrated Life

by: Vatican Radio in Religious,

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.

Consecrated Life is precious gift to the Church and the world.

Consecrated Life is precious gift to the Church and the world.

by: Vatican Radio in Religious,

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.

Annual Assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in the USA

Annual Assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in the USA

by: Dan Stockman and Cherie Araujo in Religious,
Former LCWR president Mercy Sr. Helen Marie Burns said it appears the group is truly attempting to discuss the issues with the doctrinal congregation.  "I admire deeply the steady, forthright manner with which LCWR has maintained in word and deed a stance of cooperation, restraint and honest communication, But I am continually dismayed by the inability of individuals in the various Roman congregations to listen deeply and to negotiate fairly."
Ugandan Nun Shines Light on Sacred Tradition of Black Catholic Women

Ugandan Nun Shines Light on Sacred Tradition of Black Catholic Women

by: Shannen Dee Williams in Religious,

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.

Conference on Consecrated Life 2014

Conference on Consecrated Life 2014

by: Angel Ochagavia, cmf in Religious,

We are inviting you, and all members of your community, to a two day conference on “Church and Consecrated Life as envisioned by Pope Francis” to be held on the 24th and 25th JUNE, in Hayes, West London. Archbishop Jose Rodriguez Carballo, Secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life will be with us in his first visit to the UK.

Pope Francis on Religious Life

Pope Francis on Religious Life

by: Antonio Spadaro SJ in Religious,

What, therefore, is the priority of consecrated life? The Pope answered: “Prophecy of the Kingdom, which is a non-negotiable. The emphasis should fall on being prophets, and not in playing at being them. Naturally the devil proposes his temptations to us; one of them is: just appear to be prophets.

Nuns are pioneers of women's education, not oppressors

Nuns are pioneers of women's education, not oppressors

by: Mary Kenny - The Guardian in Religious,

The relentless modern portrayal of nuns as villains overlooks their role in inspiring a generation of women... The rule is that, whether in fictional renderings or the latest news about the ongoing reparations for Ireland's Magdalene laundries, nuns are portrayed as hateful and heartless shrews.

Nuns help debrief stressed typhoon victims arriving in Manila

Nuns help debrief stressed typhoon victims arriving in Manila

by: Simone Orendain - CNS in Religious,

Evacuees, fresh off the military planes that took them here, could make free phone calls, register for transportation to meet loved ones in Metro Manila, get help to start their lives over and receive some much needed stress-debriefing. That was where some local nuns stepped in.

Buddhist and Catholic Nun

Buddhist and Catholic Nun

by: Susan Stabile - UCA News in Religious,

I lived in the vows of a Buddhist nun for a year, in the course of spending two years living in Buddhist monasteries in Nepal and India. Including my years of lay practice, I spent twenty years of my adult life practicing Buddhism, before returning to the Catholicism into which I had been born and baptized.