Monthly Archives: May 2019
World Council oh Churches: Engaging for Just and Participatory Societies – Belongingness in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Intended for an international audience of young people (ages 20-35) interested and engaged in interreligious dialogue, religious leaders, students, lay persons and professionals with a suitable level of religious literacy and/or experience in the field of interreligious dialogue and engagement, Continue reading
A formation meeting was held on 21 May in Bissau for the men and women religious of the diocese of Bissau and Bafatá, organized by the Conference for Consecrated Life and Society of Apostolic Life of Guinea Bissau (COVICGB) on the theme: “Child sexual abuse in the Church”.
Speaker during the seminar was Fr. Francelino Antonio Nhaga, Continue reading
Annual Letter of the Superior General to the Confreres of the Society of St Paul: Poverty, Path to freedom, fraternity and service
Dear Brothers, Poverty is the topic on which I propose to reflect this year. Besides being one of the three vows that characterize the consecrated life, it is also one of the “four wheels” of the “Pauline cart”. This means that for the Pauline, poverty is one of the foundations of his life, together with piety, study and the apostolate. In the Annual Letter on the Apostolate we referred to Pauline as a “man of communication”, Continue reading
Faith assures us that in a mysterious way the Kingdom of God is already present here on earth (cf. Gaudium et spes, 39). Yet in our own time, we are saddened to see the obstacles and opposition it encounters. Violent conflicts and all-out wars continue to tear humanity apart; Continue reading
#UISG: Conclusion of the XXI Plenary Assembly of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG)
From 6-10 May 2019, the XXI Plenary Assembly of the UISG took place at the Ergife Hotel in Rome. More than 850 Superiors General from 80 different countries explored the theme “Sowers of Prophetic Hope.” There were five main addressespresented by four women religious and a lay woman on the topics: the future vision of religious life, caring for creation (the implications of Laudato Si’), Continue reading
Conventual Franciscan friars: Friar Carlos Alberto Trovarelli, elected New Minister General of the Friars Minor Conventual
On May 25, 2019, the Ordinary General Chapter of the Friars Minor Conventual elected Friar Carlos Alberto TROVARELLI as the new Minister General of their religious family. The election took place at the Sacred Convent in Assisi. Friar Carlos was born June 22, 1962, in Cinco Saltos (Rio Negro), Argentina. Continue reading
This was the third conference of the International Union of Superiors General I had attended as a congregational leader and by far the best. I was one of over eight hundred leaders of Women’s Religious Congregations from more than eighty countries who gathered in the basement of a large hotel in Rome.
North Macedonia; on both maps of topography and Catholicsm, a periphery. Hence it’s not perchance Pope Francis’ visit was the first amongst pontiffs, and one of the world’s most beloved saints was born in its capital. On May 6, our Holy Father landed in Skopje; the birth place of St. Teresa of Calcutta. Continue reading