Monthly Archives: March 2019
Pushpa Andre knows neither her parents nor her place of birth. “The sisters made up for my parents’ absence,” says the retired nurse, who grew up in a Catholic orphanage in Nagpur, a central Indian city.
Now, the 64-year-old woman has her own family comprising two sons — one of them a priest of the Nagpur Archdiocese. Continue reading
St. Alphonso Rodriquez, Jesuit brother and Saint of the Church, is an important figure in the history of the Society of Jesus. As the patron saint of the Jesuit brother, Alphonso’s example of simplicity of life and dedication to his work has brought “sanctity through service” to centuries of brother vocations. Continue reading
The Camillian Charismatic Family – Day of Spirituality: ‘God is faithful, let us trust him’ (St. Camillus)
During these days of your meeting you will listen to many papers that will help you at the level of pastoral care and learning in your mission near to the sick. This day of spirituality is not concerned so much with the doctrinal dimension as with applying ourselves to listening to the Word of God which provokes us to address today’s challenges and to implement the message of Jesus who came to heal the whole of the human person: Continue reading
The Pontifical Antonianum University has recently put the fruits of four interdisciplinary seminars on integral ecology, held in the last two years to productive use. With three introductory courses on urban ecology, concerning metabolism, flows and scales, they introduced the students of the professional programme in integral ecology, during the second week of the diploma, to an integrated ecology project, to be discussed and verified with experts of different disciplines,
The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has launched a Lenten and Easter campaign to strengthen its support for religious sisters in those countries worldwide that are most affected by war and poverty or in which Christians are a minority. The campaign bears the title “Extraordinary women. Thanks to God. Thanks to you.” Continue reading
Spreading the Gospel in a place where hate or love are doled out based on tribal membership is a hard task but, since 2008, Sister Orla Treacy of the Irish Loreto Sisters has risen to the occasion.
On March 7, the day before International Women’s Day, she was recognized again for her efforts. Continue reading
“Responding to the Lord’s call involves putting ourselves on the line and facing a great challenge. It means being ready to leave behind whatever would keep us tied to our little boat and prevent us from making a definitive choice,” the pope said March 9. Continue reading
By Vatican News
Along with his collaborators in the Roman Curia, the Holy Father will be taking part in the week long Spiritual Exercises for the beginning of Lent.
The appropriate and legitimate exercise of power in Religious Life A reflection on the canonical aspects of the theme in the light of the Gospel. Continue reading