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Consecrated Life

New General Government of the Missionary Sisters of the Claretian Institute (MIC)

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claretianaCONSECRATED LIFE - The Missionary Sisters of the Claretian Institute (MIC) are celebrating their XVII Assembly at the House of Spirituality of Saint Anthony Mary Claret in Vic, their mother house, with the theme that accompanies and illuminates them these days: “Mary went in haste” (Lk 1,39). On a very important day for the Claretian Family...

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Friars gathered in Acre 800 years after the beginning of the Franciscan adventure in the Holy Land

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friarsCONSECRATED LIFE - Acre shines with sunlight and joy on the day of the opening of the eighth centennial since the beginning of the Franciscan presence in the Holy Land. To celebrate this important anniversary, the friars of the Custody chose to leave right from the place where the first Franciscans arrived in 1217. About seventy friars from Jerusalem and Galilee...

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Young Members of the Pauline Family…in Discernment

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paolineCONSECRATED LIFE - The Junior professed members of the Pauline Family gathered in Rome from 3-5 March 2017 for their annual meeting, which this year was guided by Fr. Giacomo Perego, ssp, a biblical scholar, and revolved around the theme of discernment. To walk together in the footsteps...

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Association is ready to change the realities of Hispanic sisters in the US

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Group 2 936x453CONSECRATED LIFE - When Sr. Ana Gabriela Castro arrived in the United States from Morelia, Mexico, in 1988 as a Guadalupan Missionary Sister of the Holy Spirit, she felt isolated — not from her own community, but from the rest of religious life throughout the country. Because she was no longer in Latin America, she felt disconnected from religious life in her home country...

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The Franciscans of France celebrate 800 years

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jubilé previewCONSECRATED LIFE - The poet Br. Pacifico, one of the companions of St Francis of Assisi, established the first Franciscan Community in France at Vézelay in 1217, before continuing the journey to Saint Denis (Paris). After eight centuries, the Franciscan family counts in France today more than 3000 members (OFM, OFMConv, OFMCap., Poor Clares...

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Consecrated Life: “Not Professionals of the Sacred” but “Fathers and Mothers”

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sisterCONSECRATED LIFE - On February 2, 2017, the 21st World Day for Consecrated Life. Pope Francis encouraged consecrated persons “not to be professionals of the sacred” but “fathers and mothers.” During a Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, the Jesuit Pope exhorted to reject the temptation to “survival” and to “rediscover what one day inflamed our heart.”...

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Report of the Vatican's Apostolic Visitation of US Women Religious

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us womenCONSECRATED LIFE - A PDF copy of the final report of the Vatican's Congregation for Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life on the apostolic visitation of US women religious may be found below, as well as the text of the remarks made during the press conference. LCWR's response to the report is also available here.

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Re-reading the origins of our Comboni Institute

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150 comboniCONSECRATED LIFE - On 1 June, 1867, Msgr. Daniel Comboni founded in Verona the “Institute for African Missions” which was transformed into a religious Congregation on 28 October, 1885 and acquired pontifical right on 7 June, 1895. On this 150th Anniversary of the Foundation, we wish to remember that which all...

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FMAs Launches 25th Jubilee Year in Cambodia

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salesianeiCONSECRATED LIFE - The Salesian Sisters in Cambodia have just started a year-long preparation and celebration of the 25th Anniversary of FMA presence in Cambodia. Starting with the Mass last December 8, the Sisters, together with teachers and staff, representative students and past pupils, volunteers and co-workers gathered together at the Eucharistic...

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God’s fellow workers: the joys, challenges and opportunities of the relationships between Institutes of Consecrated Life

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Claretianum-500x316CONSECRATED LIFE - ITVC – CLARETIANUM (PUL) XLII A wise tradition of the Church encourages us to begin every important evaluation of our lives and mission from a place of consolation, from joy, and this, I believe, is also the best place from which to begin this brief communication on the ways Institutes of Consecrated Life relate with each other...

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Report of SEDOS Annual General Assembly 2016

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sedosCONSECRATED LIFE - Thursday, 1st December 2016 at UISG, Rome, 3 to 6 pm. Present: SEDOS Staff, Executive Committee members, 53 participants. Absent: Br. Emili Turù, President of SEDOS, was unable to attend the AGA because he was accompanying a Brother from Aleppo to receive an award. Minutes: Sr. Gisela Schreyer, MSOLA...

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Sisters of Notre Dame: General Chapter

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Sisters-Notre-dame-284x300CONSECRATED LIFE - The Sisters of Notre Dame will hold their General Chapter in Coesfeld, Germany, the place of their founding, from September 28, 2016, through October 24, 2016. They kindly request that you accompany them in prayer during this time – that they may be open to the graces of the Holy Spirit as they elect a leadership...

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VATICAN - Fr Canavarros dos Santos, SDB, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Manaus

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canvarrosCONSECRATED LIFE - Today 12 October, the Holy Father Pope Francis, appointed Fr Edmilson Tadeu Canavarros dos Santos, SDB, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Manaus, Brazil, assigning him the titular see of Feradi. Canavarros dos Santos was born on 5 December 1967 in Corumbá in the state of Mato Grosso...

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Father Arturo Sosa SJ, 31st General of the Society of Jesus

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sosaCONSECRATED LIFE - The 36th General Congregation has elected Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, of the Jesuit Province of Venezuela as Superior General. Father Sosa was born in Caracas, Venezuela on 12 November 1948. Until his election, Father Sosa has been Delegate for Interprovincial Houses of the Society in Rome, as well as serving...

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Slovakia: series of video portraits of men and women religious to educate about consecrated life at schools

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ivaCONSECRATED LIFE - Religious communities in Slovakia have prepared a special educational project that is being offered to schools and catechetical centers in all dioceses. Various aspects of the consecrated life and charismas of religious congregations and orders will be introduced in a series of 45 short documentaries. The initiators of the project...

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Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church

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BEING BROTHER - BROTHERHOOD - THE GIFT WE RECEIVE - sin cintillo - SMALL - EN resizeCONSECRATED LIFE - An international group of Brothers from different religious congregations has worked in order to offer some resources for reading, deeper study, prayer and sharing on the document “Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church” recently released by the Congregation of Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies...

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UISG Canonical Consultation Service

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IMG 0050-300x200CONSECRATED LIFE - The UISG is pleased to announce the availability of our Canonical Consultation Service during the month of July 2016. Sr. Tiziana Merletti, sfp, a Canon Lawyer from Italy, has very kindly agreed to be available to meet with UISG members during the following days: July   4-5-6-7-8; Location: UISG  – 2nd Floor...

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ASIA - The Friars Minor, evangelizing presence in Asia

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primopiano 1856CONSECRATED LIFE - 1,460 Friars Minor are present in Asia and Oceania and they carry out a valuable work of evangelical witness of life and service to the poor, "a sign to awaken hope", says OFM Minister General, Friar Michael Perry. As reported to Fides by the General Curia OFM, currently there are 13,507 Friars Minor in the world...

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Summary of Iuvenescit Ecclesia: CDF’s Letter on Hierarchical & Charismatic Relationship Within Church

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Vaticano-Plaza-de-San-Pedro-hsm-740x493CONSECRATED LIFE - Today, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a letter Iuvenescit Ecclesia (‘The Church Regenerates’) on “the relationship between the hierarchical and charismatic gifts for the life and the mission of the Church,” during a presentation in the Holy See Press Office. Provided below are the main points...

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Young nuns? It's a trend

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nunCONSECRATED LIFE - There is a young and vital presence of religious sisters, novices and postulants in U.S. Catholic life, a new survey has found. The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious has released its latest survey of its 120 member communities in 137 U.S. dioceses. Mother Mary Agnes Donovan, S.V., council chairperson...

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