Monthly Archives: April 2019

XXI Plenary Assembly of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG)

From 6‐10 May, the XXI Plenary Assembly of the UISG will take place at the Ergife Hotel in Rome. The theme is “Sowers of Prophetic Hope.” Sr. Carmen Sammut, msola, in a video announcing the Assembly, said that this theme urges us to consider how women religious can be signs of hope “in a world of division and war” and “for the many women and children who suffer”. Continue reading

Religious Formation Conference: For Mission Program

The next ForMission class will begin May 30-June 7, 2019 at Catholic Theological Union. Application materials and updated information for 2019 are available. To receive application materials and/or if you have questions about the program, please fill out and submit the inquiry form below. Application deadline to begin ForMission May/June 2019 is April 12. Continue reading

Jesus and the Pharisees – An Interdisciplinary Reappraisal – Pontifical Biblical Institute


To be held in the Aula Magna of the Pontifical Gregorian University Piazza della Pilotta, 4 – Rome, Italy The conference first examines the various ancient sources about the Pharisees (Josephus, Qumran, archaeological data, the New Testament, and Rabbinic Literature). The second part will be devoted to the history of interpretation, from Patristic Literature, to Medieval Jewish interpretations, Continue reading

OFM: Easter Letter of the Minister General 2019

Dear brothers, May the Lord give you peace!

This year I would like to share with all of you a message inthe context of the celebrations of 800 years of the encounter between Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt al-Malik al-Kamil. This commemoration has offered the Church and the Order an extraordinary opportunity to reflect on and study the topic of open and respectful dialogue with Islam and, of course, with other religious faiths.


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UISG, LCWR leaders discuss clergy sex abuse, and the credibility of religious life

Editor’s note: Global Sisters Report recently held a discussion with Sr. Carmen Sammut, president of the International Union of Superiors General and superior general of the Missionary Sisters of Africa; Sr. Pat Murray, executive director of UISG and member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Sr. Sharlet Wagner, president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and a Sister of the Holy Cross; Continue reading