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Consecrated Life

Southern Africa prepares to celebrate Year of Consecrated Life

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consecratedpreviewCONSECRATED LIFE - The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has called for the Year of Consecrated (Religious) Life (30th November 2014 - 2nd February 2016).  The year will have an evangelical focus, helping people to realize and celebrate the beauty of following Christ in various types of religious vocations.  Its purpose is to make grateful remembrance of the past...

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USCCB Chairman announces observance of “Days with Religious” for 2015 Year of Consecrated Life

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usccbCONSECRATED LIFE - As the Catholic Church prepares to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations is promoting “Days with Religious” initiatives and resources to help families learn about the consecrated life of religious men and women...

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Vidya Deep College builds platform for the ‘Year of Consecrated Life’

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CONSECRATED LIFE - Vidya Deep College, CRI Brothers’ Institute, Bangalore has taken the initiative to make the coming Year of Consecrated Life a lived reality. On 22nd August, 2014 the Institute organized a Seminar in line with the call of the Holy Father Francis to celebrate the Year of the Consecrated life with the proper disposition of...

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CRI Western Region prepares for Year of Consecrated Life

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Westren previewCONSECRATED LIFE - The Western Region of the CRI had its Annual General assembly from 6-8, July 2014 at Sarvodaya, Goregoan, Mumbai. The 51 participants included Major Superiors and executives of the local units. The theme for the AGM was, ‘Psycho-Sexual Integration & Celibacy’. The resource person was Fr. Joe Mannath SDB. The assembly...

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Rediscovering the Joy of Consecrated Life

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AP previewCONSECRATED LIFE - Hyderabad - The AP CRI 45th Annual General Body Meeting was held on 12th July on the theme “Rediscovering the Joy of Consecrated Life” which was inspired by the Holy Father’s declaration of 2015 as the Year of Consecrated Life. The resource Person was Fr. Joe Mannath SDB, National CRI Secretary, a renowned speaker on Religious life.

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TAIWAN - Half a century at the service of the Church and of society, and religious institutes look to the future

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TAI PEI - The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Union of Superiors of Religious Women Institutes in Taiwan was the occasion to better look at the biggest problems that religious institutes active in the island today are faced with and to prepare for the Year of Consecrated Life, which will begin in the whole Church on November 30...

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“REJOICE!” - A message from the teachings of Pope Francis

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CONSECRATED LIFE - "Rejoice...", the first circular letter written by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life to Religious, opens the special Year for the Consecrated Life. Words from the teaching of Pope Francis 2014: "I want to share a message, and the message is joy...

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Calendar of the Year of Consecrated Life

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CONSECRATED LIFE - Calendar of the year of Consecrated life 2014/2016: Opening, Prayer Vigil, November 29, 2014. First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014; Closing, Prayer Vigil, February 1, 2016. World Day of Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016...          

        

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Reunification meetings in Spain

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spain 1previewCONSECRATED LIFE - Sisters Angela Fahy and Brigid Lawlor, Congregational Leaders visited the Good Shepherd communities in Barcelona and the Our Lady of Charity community in Bilbao from April 12 to 15, 2014. Sister Carmen Fernandez, Province Leader of Spain accompanied them.  In Barcelona, four communities...

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“Rejoice” the first Circular Letter addressed to those in consecrated life

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CONSECRATED LIFE - The first Circular Letter addressed to those in consecrated life has been published.  It opens the spiritual itinerary toward 2015, the year the Church is dedicating to Consecrated Life.The Letter entitled, “Rejoice”, written by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, was presented on Wednesday...

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Learning from the Pope’s Humanity

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religious 2bigpreviewCONSECRATED LIFE - The annual celebration of the World Consecrated Life Day was celebrated in a unique way at Navjivan Jesuit Campus, Old Delhi. Around 150 religious gathered to celebrate their Consecrated Life and to feel blessed, renewed and supported by prayers in the presence of one another. Four newly...

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Pope Francis: consecrated life is an encounter with Christ

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angeluspreviewCONSECRATED LIFE - On Sunday, February 2nd, Pope Francis celebrated the 18th World Day for Consecrated Life highlighting the fact that at the centre of Consecrated Life there is always Jesus. During his Homily at Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, the Pope recalled the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple which...

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Angelus: a Church without nuns is “unimaginable”!

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angelus2previewCONSECRATED LIFE - Pope Francis on Sunday highlighted the great value that nuns bring to the Church. “What would happen” – the Pope said – “if there were no nuns? No nuns in hospitals, in missions, in charitable institutions, in schools… Can you even imagine a Church without nuns…? No it is unthinkable!”...

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Church official says numbers are going down rapidly

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religiosipreview CONSECRATED LIFE - Sunday (February 2nd) is the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated life, a celebration set up in 1977 to highlight the gift of consecrated persons for the whole Church. In the U.S. the Associate Director of the Church’s Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations is Father John Guthrie...

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Press conference on the Year of Consecrated Life 2015

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vitaconspreviewCONSECRATED LIFE - The Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, Cardinal João Braz De Aviz held a press conference on Friday to announce the upcoming Year of Consecrated Life. At the press conference, Cardinal Braz de Aviz told journalists that Pope Francis had announced...

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“If the migrant is not your brother, God is not your father”

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gmmpreviewCONSECRATED LIFE  - The Superior General of the Scalabrinian Fathers, P. Alessandro Gazzola, has sent a letter to Pope Francis in celebration of the 100th “World Migration Day”. “Holy Father, Pope Francis, in celebration of the 100th “World Migration Day”…

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Let us all make our Plan

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275 combonipreviewCONSECRATED LIFE - These are just some ideas to begin our reflection. Many others may be found in the supplements requested from confreres or in other material freely presented, but we believe it is not just a question of reflecting but of acting. To make or renew our Plan for mission, there where we are, might be the best way to...

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“Wake up the world!”. Conversation with pope Francis about the Religious Life

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CONSECRATED LIFE - Antonio Spadaro, SJ, has written an article in La Civiltà Cattolica, recounting the private meeting last November between Pope Francis and the Union of Superiors General of religious men at the end of their 82nd General Assembly. The 15-page article documents the views of Pope Francis on religious life...

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