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Trailblazers in Habit - MaryKnoll Sisters

Trailblazers in Habit - MaryKnoll Sisters

by: UCA News in Religious,

'Trailblazers in Habits' tells the story of the Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong and their humanitarian work there. The film contains the sisters' accounts of imprisonment and personal struggle, as well as archival footage and reminisces from the beneficiaries of their work.

Pope urges nuns "not to be too spiritual"

Pope urges nuns "not to be too spiritual"

by: UCA News in Religious,

 "I am so disappointed when I meet nuns who are joyless, who may smile with the smile of a flight attendant but not with the smile of joy that comes from within," the pontiff told nuns at the Santa Chiara cloistered convent in the Italian city of Assisi.

Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux

Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux

by: Angela McGhin Reporter in Religious,

Today is the feast day of the widely beloved saint, Therese of Lisieux.  Her religious name was Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face.  St. Therese has been popular in Catholic circles for over a century. She is Patroness of Missions.

Syria: the nun who exposed the stage-management of public opinion

Syria: the nun who exposed the stage-management of public opinion

by: Published by Cranmer in Religious,
 They say the dedication and determination of this lone nun is putting to shame the US intelligence community. Well, as the propaganda mouthpiece of President Putin, they would say that, wouldn't they? But leave aside the politicking and powerplay, and listen to the nun, for she is concerned only with the truth.
Nun helping LRA war victims wins UN prize

Nun helping LRA war victims wins UN prize

by: New Vision in Religious,

GENEVA - A Congolese nun who has dedicated herself to helping women who have escaped cruelty at the hands of Ugandan rebels has won the annual Nansen prize awarded by the UNHCR, the refugee agency announced Tuesday.

The monk who lives up a rock to get closer to God

The monk who lives up a rock to get closer to God

by: Matthew Day - The Telegraph in Religious,

 A Georgian monk has lived up a 131ft pillar of rock for 20 years in a lonely quest to get closer to God. Last of the Stylites Maxime Qavtaradze, who lives on top of the Katskhi Pillar, Georgia. of the Stylites, or Pillar Saints: men of the Byzantine world who believed residing up pillars would remove them from temptation and provide ample opportunity for prayer and contemplation.

Sr. Joan Chittister Interview

Sr. Joan Chittister Interview

by: R&E Newsweekly in Religious,

 “Our purpose is to present the most humane, spiritual, moral, communal model of life for a world in chaos around us—to be an island of care and cohesion in the midst of all the movement,” says Benedictine nun and author Joan Chittister

Inter-Congregational Formation Course for Novices

Inter-Congregational Formation Course for Novices

by: Fr. Chris Newman, cmf in Religious,

The Claretian Missionaries and the Conference of Religious of England and Wales will continue their service to the young religious in Formation. Starting on the 21st of October  there will be an Inter-Congregational Formation Course for Novices consisting on six weekends along the October 2013 - May 2014 period.

  It's about the Church, not us, says sisters' new head

It's about the Church, not us, says sisters' new head

by: Catholic News Agency in Religious,

Sister Carol Zinn, the newly elected head of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, said the Vatican’s doctrinal assessment of the conference is “much more about the future” of the Catholic Church and not primarily about the conference itself.

U.S. nuns strike a positive note on Vatican investigatio

U.S. nuns strike a positive note on Vatican investigatio

by: Mark I. Pinsky in Religious,

U.S. Catholic nuns — accused by Rome of “radical feminism” for advocating social justice at the expense of issues such as abortion, gay marriage and euthanasia — responded to a Vatican knuckle rapping with a brief, conciliatory statement on Monday (Aug. 19).

"The Martyr Seminary"

"The Martyr Seminary"

by: Fr. Jose Felix Valderrabano cmf in Religious,

 It happend 77 year ago, when 51 Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Claretians) were killed in hatred of the faith in August 1936, in Barbastro, Spain. Pope John Paul II called them "Martyr Seminary" during their Beatification on the 25th of October, 1992. We celebrate today August 13 their feast.

Latest Book on Consecrated Life in the UK

Latest Book on Consecrated Life in the UK

by: Angel Ochagavia, cmf in Religious,

"THE GOD WE BELIEVE IN, THE GOD WE ANNOUNCE", Looking at the UK with a missionary heart. The book contains all the talks presented during the second Religious Life Congress organised by the Claretian Missionaries i Hayes on 21st-22nd of May, 2013.

Francis: church shouldn't fear structural renewal

Francis: church shouldn't fear structural renewal

by: Frances D`Emilio in Religious,

Pope Francis called for structural renewal in the Catholic church to keep up with the times, although advising future priests and nuns Saturday to shun costly trappings like the latest smart phones so they can use more resources to help the poor.

Syrian priest dies during ‘rebel attack’ on Franciscan convent

Syrian priest dies during ‘rebel attack’ on Franciscan convent

by: Cindy Wooden - Catholic Herald in Religious,

A 49-year-old Syrian priest and hermit was killed earlier this week, apparently when a group of rebels attacked the Franciscan Convent of St Anthony in Ghassanieh, a village in the north of the country near the Turkish border. Father Francois Murad was not a Franciscan, but had taken refuge in the convent.

Pope Francis received the Leaders of the Confederation of Latin American and Caribbean Religious (CLAR).

Pope Francis received the Leaders of the Confederation of Latin American and Caribbean Religious (CLAR).

by: Alberto Rossa - www.reflexionyliberacion.cl in Religious,

In an unprecedented gesture, Pope Francis received and spoke for an hour with the Leaders of the Confederation of Latin American and Caribbean Religious (CLAR). In an atmosphere of trust and simplicity, Francis urged the leaders of CLAR to not be afraid to continue carrying their mission to the boundaries and borders... "Courage! Advance to new horizons! Don't be afraid to take risks by going to the poor and the new emerging subjects in the continent"

MPs welcome IF campaigners at Westminster

MPs welcome IF campaigners at Westminster

by: Tablet in Religious,

Minister of State for International Development Alan Duncan told the Religious their enthusiasm was needed to help win the argument on aid to developing countries. Some 57 MPs came to speak to their constituents,

Pope tells sisters the church needs them, they need the church

Pope tells sisters the church needs them, they need the church

by: Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service in Religious,

Pope Francis told 800 superiors of women's orders from around the world that the Catholic Church needs religious women and that religious women need to be in harmony with the faith and teachings of the church. "What would the church be without you?" the pope told the women May 8. "It would be missing maternity, affection, tenderness and a mother's intuition."