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Monthly Archives: May 2018

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#300 La Salle Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of the Death of the Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (FSC)

In 2019, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the death of St. John Baptist de la Salle, the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools will celebrate the event with the theme: La Salle 1719-2019. One Heart, One Commitment,  One Life. For this reason, the Holy See has granted a Jubilee Year from November 17, 2018 to December 31, 2019. Continue reading

AFRICA/CAMEROON – A Jesuit: “Serious violations of human rights in the English-speaking provinces”

“The situation is dramatic: law enforcement agencies continue to kill civilians, thousands of people seek refuge abroad or in other provinces of the country”. Fr. Ludovic Lado, Jesuit, traces a dramatic picture of the crisis taking place in the English-speaking provinces of Cameroon. According to the religious, continuous violations of human rights are being perpetrated. Continue reading

Call to the International Community to Support Policies that Promote Nonviolent Approaches to Sustaining Peace

For the first time since the end of the Cold War, violence and violent conflict have increased1 due to inter- and intrastate tensions. According to the World Health Organisation, 1.4 million people lose their lives to violence2 each year and 2 billion people are living in countries affected by fragility, conflict, and violence.3 Unless significant change takes place, these numbers will grow, with long-lasting consequences for the globe and all its people, Continue reading

Pauline Family: Centenary of the Pauline Cooperators

From 18-27 May, an International Encounter of the Pauline Cooperators was held in Italy to celebrate the Association’s Centenary of Foundation.

The program included visits to the sites associated with the Pauline Family and St. Paul in Rome, a 2-day Congress on the theme What It Means To Be a Pauline Cooperator in the Church Today:

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Scolopi: Fr. General will participate in the Synod of Bishops on “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment”

Fr. General, Pedro Aguado, has been elected by the Union of General Superiors to participate in the upcoming Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome. The Union of General Superiors (UGS) can participate in the Synod with some representatives, and Fr. General has been elected to this function at the UGS General Assembly held in Ariccia, near Rome. Continue reading

Africa/Tanzania – The family, the cradle of vocations to the priesthood and to consecrated life

“Families are kindergartens where priests, religious, parents and good faithful come from”, said Msgr. Flavian Kasala, Bishop of Geita, member of the Association of Catholic Bishops of East Africa (AMECEA) in a recent meeting in Dar es Salaam. The Bishop observed that families have the responsibility of guaranteeing and anticipating a formation to their children before they go to school or receive the sacraments: Continue reading

Seminar on rights, citizenship and school

From 21 to 25 May 2018, the Generalate of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in Rome opened the doors to an international seminar on the Rights of Children, Citizenship and School. Guests from all over the world took part, coming from the vast educational landscape of the Lasallian Institute and from organizations especially dedicated to the promotion of rights and citizenship. Continue reading

“Open House” at the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Come and explore some chapters of the Congregation’s history and heritage

On Saturday, May 26, 2018, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) will welcome visitors to their Open House at the Congregational House (the former Longueuil Convent).  On this first day of free-of-charge activities, organized to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the congregation, Continue reading

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