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In this issue on Consecrated Life we discuss the term burnout. This word, in its literal meaning, involves exhaustion, collapse, stress, wear, and is a syndrome that also affects nuns. In fact, the extent of this issue is so vast that the the International Union of [Female] Superiors General (IUSG), has organized a workshop in Rome to discuss it, and, in collaboration with the Union of [Male] S...

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​True strength

In this issue on Consecrated Life we discuss the term burnout. This word, in its ...

​The vow of poverty does not imply a life of misery. Without guaranteed subsidies we learn to respect money

According to the constitutions of the Ursuline Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary, the ...

​The life of a Consecrated virgin who lives with the Church without being tied to an institution

To recount my calling to the Ordo Virginum is to remember an experience of love ...

​The amphibious vocation of Memores Domini: advice, upon request, for a future novice

«The point is not that I do not want to get married, it is the ...

Nuns and the Burnout syndrome

The work-related stress syndrome known as burnout, which is akin to post-traumatic stress disorder, is ...

​Talking to young people about sexuality with a new language

Sexuality, gender and the meaning of the body are the themes on which young people ...

Good vows, notwithstanding...

The data published by the Central Statistical Office of the Catholic Church have shown a ...

​A change is needed

Of those living a consecrated life, the number of women is higher than the number ...

I was Balaam's ass

In the Benedictine monastery of Żarnowiec in Pomerania, Poland, lives Sister Małgorzata Borkowska (pictured). Born ...

To young people I say, do not let yourselves be cloned

A Dominican religious and penitentiary doctor, Anne Lécu is the author of numerous works including ...

The GDP of the soul

«Enter the little door on the right, knock, they’ll give you a key. This will ...

​I am not Sister Angela...

On the other hand, Sister Angela, the witty nun protagonist of the series Che Dio ...

Why I filmed the prayer factory

During my career as a film director with a secular upbringing, I have dedicated three ...

Women and music: The thermometer of a people

Music has been in the Bible since the beginning of history. God entrusts to human ...

The issue about women as an opportunity for the Church

The issue of women poses a question to the Church, the answer to which can ...

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