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Pope to Capuchins: Either You Do Like Jesus … or the Devil

cappucciniMESSAGES - Either you follow the office of Jesus, who forgives with an open heart, or that of the Devil, who condemns and accuses. Pope Francis told the worldwide community of Capuchins to reflect on which reality they practice, during the Mass for them this morning in St. Peter’s Basilica. With the relics of the great Capuchin confessors...


February 27, 2016 A forum on "Laudato si, economics or religion or what?”


dethomasisEVENTS - The JPIC Commission invites you to a Lorum on "Laudato si, economics or religion or what?”. Presenter: LOUIS DETHOMASIS, FSC, PH.D. Chairman, Christian Brothers Investment Service-Global President Emeritus, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, USA. Brother Louis will present Pope Francis...


JPIC Newsbrief, January 2016

jpic comJPIC - During the Year of Mercy Pope Francis reminds us of our call to hear the cry for justice and to respond. As Jesus commanded his disciples to give the hungry people something to eat so we are called to nourish others. This means “working to eliminate the structural causes of poverty and to promote the integral development of the poor...


‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice’, a book by Bro René Stockman, Superior General of the Congregation Brothers of Charity

Barmhartigheid Stockman coverNEWS 2016 - On the occasion of the Holy Year of Mercy, Bro. René Stockman, Superior General of the Congregation Brothers of Charity, wrote a book , entitled ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice’.  Bro. Stockman looks for answers to questions such as ‘What is mercy ?’, ‘What does it mean today ?’, and ‘How can we live and experience it ?’.


Letter for the Closing of the Year of Consecrated Life - Bro. René Stockman, Brothers of Charity

220px-Ren-stockman-1323721912MESSAGES - Reverend Confreres, Dear Associate Members, On 2 February 2016, the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, the Year of Consecrated Life will be concluded. This occasion will probably be honoured in very different ways in many different places: together with other religious communities or in local Church communities...


Braz de Aviz: “Serving the missions to overcome the crisis”. Asia, the Bishops’ Report, the situation of the Franciscans Friars of the Immaculate

braz de avizREFLECTION - The Year of Consecrated Life, proclaimed by Pope Francis on November 30 2014, has ended. For Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Religious, "the perception of having reached the end of a story has changed: now there is hope, and this is the most beautiful fruit.” The wish: "If we had served the mission...


February 20, Seminar "Jesus’ Family from a Gender Perspective"

mercedesROME - Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church Working Group of JPIC Promoters, Saturday February 20, 2016 9:30 – 12:30, Aula Magna, Brothers of Christian Schools Via Aurelia 476, Rome. Presenter Mercedes Navarro. This presentation continues the reflection on Women and Holy Scriptures, that was inaugurated with two Seminars in 2015...


Pope says obedience 'must be swallowed'

papaREFLECTION - Pope Francis on Monday in a non-scripted address to participants gathered for the conclusion of the Year of Consecrated Life said that obedience is something that "must be swallowed" at times, as it's "doing something we don't want to do"."Just like my Italian is so poor at times that I have...


Year of Consecrated Life nears end with prayer vigil, symposium

carballoYEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE - The final days of the Year of Consecrated Life are being marked in the Vatican with a theological symposium on religious life, taking place from 28 Jan to 1 Feb, on the theme Consecrated Life in Communion. A common foundation in the diversity of styles. The event, hosted by the Vatican's Congregation...




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