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Consecrated Life

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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General Assembly of the CRC: May 27, 2016

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crc assemblyCONSECRATED LIFE - On the following day of the opening of the Assembly, two storytellers were invited to share their leadership experience. Veronica O’Reilly, CSJ, shared some of the difficulties she encountered as congregational leader of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada. She spoke of the darkness of her own unknown...

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A Communication from the JPIC International Council

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gpic veronaCONSECRATED LIFE - The Europe-wide JPIC meeting on the theme of “ENVIRONMENTAL CRISES AND IMMIGRATION” – (challenges in the context of a changing Europe), concluded last week in Verona (Italy), having met from May 22nd to 29th. A few days before the conclusion of the European conference...

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At El Salvador Meeting, Jesuit Superior General Focuses on Mission

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jesuits meetingCONSECRATED LIFE - May 11, 2016 — On Friday, April 29, Father General Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, turned 80. The Jesuit Superior General, after consulting with Pope Francis and his Jesuit advisors, plans to retire this October. But in his final months in office, he shows no signs of slowing down. He spent his birthday week in El Salvador, meeting with Jesuit provincials...

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Dominican Jubilee 800: The English Province holds Jubilee Vespers at Westminster Cathedral

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preachersCONSECRATED LIFE - The Order of Preachers celebrated Dominican Vespers at Westminster Cathedral on Friday, officiated by the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols as the key event in their 800th Jubilee year. The celebration appropriately coincided with the Feast of the great Dominican mystic, St Catherine of Sienna...

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The Catechetical Vocation of the FSPs

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libro vocazione catechistica1CONSECRATED LIFE - To rediscover the biblical, catechetical and ecumenical dimension that has always characterized the vocational identity of the Daughters of St. Paul: this is one of the “dreams” that emerged during the celebration of the Institute’s Centenary. Sr. Agnes Quaglini has contributed to fulfilling this dream by recounting the story...

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Consecrated life in community

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vita consCONSECRATED LIFE - The Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life welcomes this experience of new life which is born in the sign of communion. It invites all Consecrated Men and Women to continue their journey as God’s People, nurturing the wisdom of treading within the Church pathways...

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The Challenges To Consecrated Life In India Today

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Josephmathais05CONSECRATED LIFE - In his address to the religious of North-East India at the Conclusion of the Year of Consecrated Life (Diphu, January 23, 2016), Fr Joseph Mathias SJ, Rector, St. Peter’s Seminary, Bangalore, spoke about the challenges religious in India are facing today. About 240 religious from the various states of North India took part...

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The Call to Consecrated Holiness

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Sisters of Charity-740x493CONSECRATED LIFE - Pope St. John Paul II wrote that consecrated life reminds us that this world is not our home—that we are passing through as servants of Jesus. Here is the latest column by Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, reprinted from the Southern Nebraska Register. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta...

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Publication of the third letter to consecrated persons: “Contemplate”

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letteraCONSECRATED   LIFE - The Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life is glad to announce the publication of the third circular Letter for the Year of Consecrated Life: Contemplate. To all consecrated persons persuing the Beauty trail, which is being edited by the Libreria Editrice Vaticana...

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Fr Jöhri: “Intensifying cooperation among religious institutes”

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JöhriCONSECRATED LIFE - Fr Jöhri, minister general of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchins since 2006, was elected president of the Union of Superiors General (USG): "We could, indeed should, promote an institution like the Synod of the People of God, with a consistent representation of consecrated men and women in particular." He highlighted the need...

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Women religious offer their charism to future generations

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Jennifer MertensCONSECRATED LIFE - "I won't be coming in to speak with the religion classes anymore." For decades, the sister had shared with students the history of her Ursuline order. She served our all-girls' high school, Saint Ursula Academy, as a teacher, guidance counselor, campus minister, and more. In later years, she relished storytelling...

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Letter by Mgr. Carballo to all Men and Women Superiors General

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CONSECRATED LIFE - Dear Superior, May the Lord grant you peace! While still full of gratitude for the World Meeting for Young Consecrated Men and Women and the Memorial of the Martyrs and Saints, which we have just celebrated, we are now preparing to do a synthesis of this Year of Consecrated Life so that the fruits may be abundant...

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World Mission Day: Catholic Church Statistics 2015

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STATISTICS - As every year, in view of World Mission Day, this year celebrated on Sunday, October 18, Fides News Service offers some statistics chosen to give a panorama of the missionary Church all over the world. The tables are taken from the latest edition of the “Church’s Book of Statistics” published (updated to 31 December 2013) regarding members of the Church...

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Meeting for Young Consecrated Men and Women - Press release 2 and 3

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ROME - Addressing the Young Consecrated men and women gathered in the Paul VI hall for their World Meeting, Pope Francis urged them to choose the true freedom which comes from the Spirit and not from worldliness, to nurture great dreams for God and to have a heart enkindled with love. He then addressed in particular those coming from Iraq and Syria...

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Meeting for Young Consecrated Men and Women - Press release 1

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ROME - «Be strong, be faithful, wake up the world!» With these words Mgr José Rodríguez Carballo, OFM, Archbishop Secretary of CICLSAL, opened the World Meeting for Young Consecrated Persons during a Prayer Vigil held yesterday in St Peter's Square. Today's theme focused upon the calling. H. Em. Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the...

 

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