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Consecrated Life

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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