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Consecrated Life

Order of preachers. Institution of the Commission for the Vocation of Cooperator Brothers in the Order

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corpbros2xCONSECRATED LIFE - The Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cadoré has instituted a Commission for the Vocation of Cooperator Brothers in the Order. The Commission will operate until the General Chapter of 2019. This Commission follows on from the Coordinating Committee on the Study of the Cooperator Brothers on their specific vocation in the Order...

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Marist Brothers. Election of the Superior General and Vicar General of the Institute

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Sánchez-Barba-Gutiérrez-755x491CONSECRATED LIFE - Tuesday, 3rd October, Brothers Ernesto Sánchez Barba of Western Mexico was elected as Superior General, and Luis Carlos Gutiérrez Blanco from the Province of Central América as Vicar General of the Institute of the Marist Brothers. Election of the Superior General. The election of Br. Ernesto Sánchez as Superior General began...

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The 18th General Assembly of UCESM will take place in Snagov (Romania) from March 5th to 10th, 2018

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cappellaCONSECRATED LIFE - The  18th General Assembly of UCESM will take place in Snagov (Romania) from March 5th to 10th, 2018. The Carmelite Monastery of Snagov  in the area called Ciofliceni will be the venue of the 18th General Assembly of UCESM, from Monday 5 March 2018 – starting by the end of the afternoon – until Saturday 10 March 2018 in the morning...

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ACWECA meeting: Eastern and Central African sisters share experiences, agree to focus on formation

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ACWECA-207x191CONSECRATED LIFE - More than 150 Catholic sisters from nine countries gathered in Tanzania this week for the 17th Plenary of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA), the regional meeting for sisters that takes place every three years. The theme of the Assembly is “Revitalize Our Solidarity for Deeper Evangelisation...

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GENERAL CHAPTER XXVII. July 22. Reflection and Dialogue on Vocational Culture, the Annexe to the General Plan of Formation and Foundation VIC.

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vedrunaCONSECRATED LIFE - When we saw in the calendar that we were going to have work only on the theme of Vocational Culture, The annexe to the GPF and Foundation Vic, we thought it was going to be a calm and peaceful day, with a lot of time to deal with the topics at ease......but we were mistaken. You can’t imagine what these themes have given us...

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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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