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Christmas in Hong Kong: discovering Jesus Christ "increases the desire for a real life"

HONG KONG Natale BonalumiNEWS 2014 - In the big, cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong, Christmas "is one of the most important moments of apostolate for us Catholics. For most residents, it is a Western celebration, but a few are aware that it is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Every year, Catholics and friends of Catholics send greetings to the priest of their own neighbourhood...

 

Christmas in Mumbai, bringing Jesus to the lepers of Heaven's Gate

Natale a MumbaiNEWS 2014 -  "At Swarga Dwar, Christmas is an important day. We bear witness to Jesus before our guests and friends, who are mostly Hindus and Muslims. And his message becomes theirs," said Fr Vijay Rayala, regional superior of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) in India, as he talks about the Heaven's Gate ashram, a residence...

 

The grace of the call - Reflection for the opening of the Year of Consecrated Life

c lifeREFLECTION - 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. By understanding better this grace, we will also learn what prepares the seedbed of vocations, what helps them grow...

 

The General Minister’s letter to all the Friars of the Order OFM

LETTER - My dear brothers, may the Lord give you peace! In his letter to the Ephesians, St. Paul writes: For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth. Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness...

 

 

Jesuit Superior General Convokes General Congregation 36

EVENTS - A General Congregation of the Society of Jesus is an event steeped in history and significance — but one that most people know nothing about. In the 474-year history of the Society, it’s happened only 35 times; that changed today when Father General Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, Superior General of the Jesuits, convoked the 36th General Congregation...

 

 

USG - UISG wish Merry Christmas and Happy Year 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS - The Union of Superiors General (USG) and the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) wish Merry Christmas and a New Year full of gratitude, passion and hope. "To look to the past with gratitude.To live the present with passion.To embrace the future with hope... I hope for a growth in communion between the members of different Institutes...

 

Dialogue as Mission: Remembering Chrys McVey

NEWS 2014 - This book is a memorial collection of some of the insightful and challenging thoughts of Father Chrys McVey, OP who lived for more than 40 years as an American Dominican missionary priest in Pakistan. Chrys died suddenly in 2009. His theology and thinking about the culture and politics of that complex and burgeoning nation...

 

UN pleads for access to vulnerable communities in South Sudan

unochapreviewSOLIDALITY WITH S. SUDAN - The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has pleaded with South Sudan’s warring factions to allow delivery of three hundred and thirty-five thousand metric tons of relief food as well as essentials to different parts of that country.  vulnerable Communities need to be reached soon...

 

IOM Director General Calls for Action to Save Migrants' Lives on International Migrants Day 2014

save migrantsJUSTICE AND PEACE - On International Migrants Day 2014, December 18th, IOM Director General William Lacy Swing calls for urgent action to save the lives of migrants and stop smugglers from exploiting their desperation to extort huge sums of money. IOM data show that the number of migrants dying on dangerous journeys in the hope of finding better lives...

 

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