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Festival of the Year of Consecrated Life Celebrated

CONSECRETED LIFE - It was a festal atmosphere at Nirmala Niketan as missionaries gathered to give thanks to God for the marvels that God had worked in their consecrated life and mission of evangelization on August 27-29, 2015 at Vijayawada. A hundred and thirty  five Nirmala Sisters  assembled  for the festival  and celebrated the event  and expressed...


XVIII General Chapter of the Comboni Missionaries

ROME - The XVIII General Chapter of the Comboni Missionaries on the theme “Comboni missionary disciples called to live the joy of the Gospel in today’s world” will take place from 31 August to 4 October at the General House in Rome. Participants arrived on August 29th for a week of preparation. The Chapter will open with a solemn Holy Mass at 9:00...



Podcasts featuring Australian religious stories

podcastCONSECRATED LIFE - The PrayerPod features Australian religious women and men among many Catholic voices reflecting on vocation, spirituality and ministry. It is a wonderful resource of stories of discernment and spirituality particularly on this Year of Consecrated Life that can also be accessed anywhere via iTunes. Interviews so far have featured Sr Joanna...


Consecrated life … an adventure of the heart!

mcdonaldREFLECTION - When we allow God to take the initiative, our lives can become a living witness of God’s love, enabling us to become even more effective sowers of hope, sharing that love with others, enabling it to flourish wherever it is sown, writes Marist Brother Greg McDonald as he reflects on the work of Marist Brothers...


World Congress: "Educating Today and Tomorrow. A renewing passion"

ROME - From 18 to 21 November 2015, a World Congress, “Educating Today and Tomorrow. A renewing passion”, will take place in Rome under the auspices of the Congregation for Catholic Education. The inspiration for the Congress derives from two anniversaries: the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration Gravissimum Educationis...



October 24, 2015 - New Faces, New Voices, New Ways of Being Church

EVENTS - New Faces, New Voices, New Ways of Being Church. An exploration of the American Catholic Church going forward. A conference sponsored by the National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company, commemorating its 50th anniversary, in partnership with Dominican University. October 24, 2015, Lund Auditorium, Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois...



Community of Sant’ Egidio: “Peace is always possible”

EVENTS - Major religions will meet in Tirana to launch a strong appeal: peace is always possible #peaceispossible. Thousands of people will be meeting in the Albanian capital from September 6 to 8 with religious leaders and experts from international development, environmental and social inequality organizations to launch concrete proposals to stop the conflicts...



Challenges to elect the General Council

comboniREFLECTION - “To be a team with an impact, the leadership is not sufficient to consist of five people, though bonded by serene mutual acceptance and sound communication. There should be diversification of competence and skills dovetailed with the pluralistic challenges that mission/evangelization and the internal life of the Institute displays.


Meet India’s criminal lawyer nun

joyceTESTIMONY - She alternates between her violet-coloured sari and black lawyer’s blazer. And her daily prayer is followed by skilful oratory in the courtroom. Sister Teresia Joyce is a nun from the congregation of St Anne's Sisters of Madras in southern India but she is also a criminal defence lawyer. For ten years now, she has had the unique experience...




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