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February 20, Seminar "Jesus’ Family from a Gender Perspective"

mercedesROME - Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church Working Group of JPIC Promoters, Saturday February 20, 2016 9:30 – 12:30, Aula Magna, Brothers of Christian Schools Via Aurelia 476, Rome. Presenter Mercedes Navarro. This presentation continues the reflection on Women and Holy Scriptures, that was inaugurated with two Seminars in 2015...

 

Pope says obedience 'must be swallowed'

papaREFLECTION - Pope Francis on Monday in a non-scripted address to participants gathered for the conclusion of the Year of Consecrated Life said that obedience is something that "must be swallowed" at times, as it's "doing something we don't want to do"."Just like my Italian is so poor at times that I have...

 

Year of Consecrated Life nears end with prayer vigil, symposium

carballoYEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE - The final days of the Year of Consecrated Life are being marked in the Vatican with a theological symposium on religious life, taking place from 28 Jan to 1 Feb, on the theme Consecrated Life in Communion. A common foundation in the diversity of styles. The event, hosted by the Vatican's Congregation...

 

GERMANY Mini-Gospels in the Existential Peripheries

germania mini vangelo01TESTIMONY - In response to the pressing invitation of Pope Francis to always carry the Gospel around with us and read a bit of it every day, the FSPs of Dusseldorf have published a mini-edition of the Gospel in German in collaboration with Fr. Gino Levorato, ssp.The initiative was launched with the blessing of the Dean of the city...

 

The Call to Consecrated Holiness

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...

 

Presentation of the World Day of the Sick

maladoHEALTH - This morning in the Holy See Press Office a press conference was held to present the 24th World Day of the Sick, to be celebrated in Nazareth in the Holy Land on 11 February, feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes, on the theme "Entrusting oneself to the merciful Jesus like Mary: 'Do whatever he tells you'”, based on the account...

 

Oblates of Mary Immaculate: 200 years of preaching Gospel to the poor

oblatiTESTIMONY - Two-hundred years ago, on the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul in 1816, a small group of men came together to create an apostolic community and do just what St. Paul himself sought to do: preach the Good News of Jesus Christ to the poor and most abandoned. That group of men is known today as the...

 

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2016

quaresimaMESSAGES - In the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, I asked that “the season of Lent in this Jubilee Year be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s mercy” (Misericordiae Vultus, 17). By calling for an attentive listening to the word of God and encouraging the initiative “24 Hours for the Lord”...

 

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 50th World Communications Day

gmcspreviewMESSAGES - Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Holy Year of Mercy invites all of us to reflect on the relationship between communication and mercy. The Church, in union with Christ, the living incarnation of the Father of Mercies, is called to practise mercy as the distinctive trait of all that she is and does. What we say and how we say it, our every word...

 

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