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InstitutionsOfConsecratedLife

 

A suffering that purifies

An “examination of life” on the past, a verification of the path chosen, which is not without a penitential dimension; the appointment of new superiors; ...

The men and women who awaken the world

“Men and women who awaken the world”: Pope Francis chose this striking phrase to describe the mission of religious in our modern world when he ...

From contemplation to the cutting edge of the new evangelization

On this day of Prayer Pro Orantibus , a day dedicated to all those who have chosen a wholly contemplative life and who live in ...

The prayer that rises among the drums of war

Theirs is a prayer marred by gunfire which can be heard behind the small doors of the little cells in that a monastery that are ...

Ascending to the mount of perfection

Returning to the simplicity of the Gospel “is the challenge for a renewed Church”. The Pope recalled this in a message to the Prior General ...

The Pope to Augustinians and to the youth of Piacenza-Bobbio

An invitation to keep in our hearts the “restlessness” that prompts us to seek God, to proclaim him courageously, and to give witness to him ...

Poor Clares under the bombs

The Museum the Poor Clares set up in Albano preserves the breviaries, Rule and Constitutions of the Poor Clares. Also on display are their handkerchiefs, ...

From Moscow to Buenos Aires and back

Fr Gennadij Geroev, currently a priest at the large parish of St John the Warrior in the centre of Moscow, for nearly six years was ...

Where they pray for Pope and Church

In the late morning of Sunday, 14 July, we received an unexpected telephone call in the middle of Pope Francis’ visit to Castel Gandolfo. A ...

An appeal to prayer for contemplatives

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, addressed a message — dated 23 February — to various monasteries of contemplative life around the world inviting them ...

The new President of the Superiors General

Fr José Rodríguez Carballo, Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, was elected the new President of the Union of Superiors General (USG) – ...

In Karachi the Islamic authorities grant land to nuns

On behalf of the provincial government of Sindh, Pakistan, Governor Ishrat ul Ebad presented the 99-year lease papers for 1.5 acres of land to the ...

At the forefront of progress

The Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone presided at a Eucharistic Celebration on Wednesday afternoon, 3 October, in the Apostolic Palace's Pauline Chapel for the ...

Facing today's cultures

Among the Second Vatican Council's recommendations to religious are a return to the Gospel, a rediscovery of the founding charism and adherence to the magisterium ...

Of the Church and women

Liliana Cavani went to the cloistered convent in Urbino to meet the community of Clarisse nuns (Poor Clares). She had learned of them by chance, ...

The art of caring

This year the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians is celebrating the 140th anniversary of its foundation in Mornese, Alessandria, on 5 ...

The path of reconciliation

Those who arrive in Taizé immediately see the bell tower of the little Romanesque church around which the crosses of the small cemetery are clustered. ...

A shining star

The following is a translation of the message in Spanish that Benedict XVI sent to Bishop Jesús García Burillo on the occasion of the 450th ...

Praising the nuns

“Bullying the Nuns” is the provocative headline of an article published on 7 June by a Catholic writer Garry Wills on The New York Review ...

"Finally I have reached happiness"

The following are excerpts of an unpublished letter sent to the Superior General of the Jesuits, Fr Everardo Mercuriano, on the eve of the great ...

And Commandant Vero knocked at the  Mother Adele's door

Rivers of ink have flowed to date in writings on the Resistance. Yet it is only in recent times that a historiographical trend has emerged ...

After a flop the dream came true

From the printing-press to the “app”, much water has passed under the bridge; the celebration’s poster — an old typographical drawer with a sample of ...

We must be with Jesus to be able to be with others

On Saturday, 12 February, in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall the Holy Father spoke to the Priestly Fraternity of the Missionaries of St Charles Borromeo who ...

The passion for the Gospel on the roads of humanity

Men and women religious are called to “represent the characteristic features of Jesus — the chaste, the poor and the obedient One — in the ...

Jesus is the final Word of God

On Tuesday morning, 14 December, the liturgical Memorial of St John of the Cross and the day concluding the Fourth Centenary of the Order of ...

Seekers of God  and prophets of brotherhood

On Friday, 26 November, in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, the Holy Father spoke to the International Union of Superiors General at their second meeting this ...

Charity alone saves the world

On Thursday morning, 24 June, the Holy Father visited the Don Orione Centre on the Monte Mario Hill in north Rome, in order to bless ...

Pray for the sanctification of the Church

On Thursday morning, 24 June, after his Visit to the “Don Orione” Centre, the Holy Father went to the neighbouring Dominican Monastery of Our Lady ...

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