Monthly Archives: December 2016

God’s fellow workers: the joys, challenges and opportunities of the relationships between Institutes of Consecrated Life

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For when one says, “I belong to Paul,” and another, “I belong to Apollos,” are you not merely men? What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. Continue reading

Bridges – Building relationships between Christians and Muslims N. 73

bridgesIn his last Saturday Audience for the Jubilee Year of Mercy on the 12 th of November 2016, Pope Francis presented an important aspect of mercy: inclusion. He said, “In His plan of love God, in fact, does not want to exclude anyone, but wants to include all.” He added: “And we Christians are invited to use the same criterion: mercy is that way of acting, that style with which we seek to include others in our life, avoiding withdrawing into ourselves and our egoistic securities.” Continue reading

JPIC Newsbrief November 2016

logo_jpicWe wish you abundant blessings during your Advent days. May there be many opportunities for you to reflect and prepare your hearts in readiness to receive anew the presence of Christ in your lives. Enjoy the Christmas celebrations with all of those dear to you. Our prayers go with you for a fruitful time in every way.

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Pope’s Message to Piarist Fathers for Anniversary of Foundation

papa-ai-giovani-740x493Here is a Vatican Radio-provided English translation of the message Pope Francis sent to the Piarist Fathers for the 400th anniversary of their foundation.

To The Very Reverend Father PEDRO AGUADO CUESTA
General Superior of the Piarist Fathers

With great joy I address you and all the Piarist brothers on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Pious Schools as a Religious Congregation and of the 250th anniversary of the canonization of St. Joseph Calasanz. On this happy occasion I also want to be present not only to celebrate the extraordinary history that you have written from the times of the Founder until today, Continue reading