Monthly Archives: June 2018

Situation of Carmel in Venezuela

A few days ago, we received from Fr Daniel Rodríguez, the General Delegate of Venezuela, a letter bearing the significant title “Venezuela, a country to mourn”. In it, Fr Daniel informed us of the emergency situation the country is going through at the moment and how the Carmelites are trying to be of help to those who have suffered the most from the crisis. Continue reading

The Society of the Divine Word (SVD) 18th General Chapter

151 participants from 46 countries on five continents of which, Superiors and delegates of 58 Provinces, Regions and Missions, representing more than 6000 Divine Word missionaries working in 84 countries across the world, members of the General Council, officials of the Generalate, two representatives of the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, 4 lay partners from the four zones (AFRAM, ASPAC, EUROPE and PANAM), Continue reading

JPIC Newsbrief – May 2018

The May Newsbrief focuses on Religious life and the challenges of faith witness, particularly with youth. Our prayer in San Marcello, the rich and deep reflections given at the SEDOS Residential Seminar in Ariccia, and the monthly reflection session of the English JPIC Promoters all focus on this particular area. It was revealed that young people experience faith and action for the values of the Kingdom of God in complicated and dynamic relationships, Continue reading

Fr. Jacob celebrates the 40th anniversary of his Pallottine consecration

On 31 May, Fr. General Jacob Nampudakam celebrated 40 years of being a Pallottine. Below he recounts his story.
1. Matthew 4:1-3a: Jesus spent 40 days in the dessert: What have been some of your greatest trials in 40 years?

Two main trials:
First, I am always in favour of life. Following Deuteronomy 30, 19-20, I had to make a choice between blessing or curse, life or death.

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Lay Association of the Pauline Family Celebrates Centenary

In 1917, Fr James Alberione founded the lay Association of Pauline Cooperators. This third group of the Pauline Family followed the foundations of the Society of St Paul in 1914 and the Daughters of St Paul in 1915.

Pauline Cooperators are lay men and women who dedicate themselves through a special commitment to incarnate the mission and spirituality of the Pauline Family. Continue reading

70 years of the World Council of Churches

Walking together, serving justice and peace

In 2018 we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches and the fellowship that is its heart and soul. This is an opportunity to mark the achievements of the past 70 years in working for Christian unity and action, and to look to the challenges ahead as a fellowship of churches responding to God’s call for unity, mission, justice and peace. Continue reading

Equal Beginnings. But then? A Global Responsibility: Workshop June 25 and 26

The Workshop takes place on June 25 and 26, within the General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

The conference will focus on the perspective of Global Bioethics – A Global Responsibility.

An ethics of the person and of persons that is also, necessarily, an ethics of responsibility for the environment in which human beings live and that they will deliver to future generations.

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