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Wake Up the World! Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life

Sacred Heart - white background.001.jpg.001REFLECTION - Maria Cimperman rscj, who was recently named the Director of the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, reflects on three questions: From what must the world awaken?  (Wake up from what?)What must the world awaken to?  (Wake up to what?)How shall you offer your charism...


Sister of Loreto replaces centuries-old tradition with something new

loreto sisterspreviewTESTIMONY - “What would you do, Jo? What would you do?” I didn’t know. I shook my head. And not for the first instance that afternoon I felt entirely ineffectual. It was the fifth time since I sat down with Sr. Ephigenia Gachiri at the Loreto School compound on a balmy Sunday afternoon in the Westlands neighborhood of Nairobi that she had asked me that question...


Jesuit Law Schools Partner with JRS/USA to Address Challenges Faced by Child Migrants

JRS-Jesuit law schoolspreviewEDUCATION - Thirteen U.S. Jesuit law schools are partnering with Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) to help unaccompanied children and immigrant families from Central America who are seeking refuge in the United States. Responding to the dramatic increase in the number of unaccompanied children arriving in the U.S. from Central America...


20th anniversary of the Working Group on Girls and Good Shepherd: ‘Making Girls Visible’

grupo chicas1EVENTS - “The Working Group on Girls is committed to MAKING GIRLS VISIBLE within the UN system and to promoting the active participation of girls as AGENTS OF CHANGE.” On March 12th Sr. Winifred Doherty, our NGO representative to the UN in New York, invited Sr. Maureen McGowan and myself to attend the 20th anniversary of the Working Group on Girls...


Efforts of the FMA for the Promotion of Human Rights

fma human rightspreviewFORMATION - On the occasion of the ordinary sessions of the Human Rights Council of the UN, it is now usual to have a formation course on human rights from the Human Rights Office that represents the Institute and VIDES International at the United Nations at Geneva.
From March 2-14, the Human Rights Office that represents the Institute...


Micro insurance makes healthcare possible for India’s poor

indiaHEALTH - It’s one of the world’s fastest growing economies but India still lags behind so-called developed countries in terms of good hygiene and health care.  According to Healing Fields, a non-profit organization that helps the poor access medical care in India, only 52% of Indian women have safe deliveries and one out of every 15 children...


Press release by Sr. Monica Joseph, Superior General of the Religious of Jesus and Mary

MESSAGES - Press release written by Sr. Monica Joseph, Superior General of the Religious of Jesus and Mary, after the tragedy in CJM Ranaghat, India, last 13th of March... "The incident that took place on the dawn of 14th March 2015 at our Jesus and Mary Ranaghat convent is unfortunate and we strongly condemn it...


7-11 April - Notice to the Participants International Congress for Formators

NOTICES - Registration for the International Congress for Formators and the handing out of a folder with hand-outs and useful information will take place on Tuesday 7 April from 9.00 till 12.30 and from 15.00 till 19.30 at the Istitutum Patristicum AUGUSTINIANUM, Address: Via Paolo VI, 25 (very close to St Peter’s Basilica).



March 29 - The Way of the Cross. Reflecting on the Pact of the Catacombs

ROME - The JPIC Commission of USG/UISG invites all men and women religious to the Way of the Cross during which we will walk through Stations in historic sites of the streets of Rome to reflect the call of the Pact of the Catacombs “to be Poor Church at the Service of the Poor” and to be in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who suffer today...




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