Monthly Archives: January 2020
In the first half of the last century the Comboni Missionaries (MCCJ) in Africa had produced – in addition to specialized studies disseminated in various articles for magazines and books – 63 grammars, 88 vocabularies, 114 catechisms, 23 books of Sacred History , 54 prayer books, 137 school texts: syllabaries, Continue reading
National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC). World Day for Consecrated Life, February 2, 2020, Celebrated in parishes Feb. 1-2, 2020
In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; Continue reading
The cooperation of the religious “Fratelli De La Salle” and “Fratelli Marists” bears fruit in Lebanon: the “Fratelli Project”, promoted jointly by the two religious institutes, is a sure point of reference for many families and a meeting place for many kids. Continue reading
On January 15, 2020, before a very qualified audience, the Auribus project was presented at the Legal Institute of Rome (Giuridicum). Auribus is the acronym for “Universal Assistance for Religious in Need of Support” (in Italian: “in bisogno di sostegno“). Continue reading
The Redemptorist Missionaries in Myanmar conducted a “Come and See” program last December 4, 2019, to January 4, 2020. Seven young men responded to the invitation. They came to join the activity in the Redemptorist Mission Community in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay. In the seven boys, one was in second year university and the six were the first year. Continue reading
Message of his Holiness Pope Francis for the 54th world communications day: “That you may tell your children and grandchildren” (Ex 10:2). Life becomes history.
I would like to devote this year’s Message to the theme of storytelling, because I believe that, so as not to lose our bearings, we need to make our own the truth contained in good stories. Stories that build up, not tear down; stories that help us rediscover our roots and the strength needed to move forward together. Continue reading
Claretians and Mission Project Service: Project Management and Fundraising Training – 14 – 18 April 2020
‘I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security’ exclaimed Pope Francis.
Pope Francis has completed work on his highly anticipated response to last year’s Vatican gathering of Catholic bishops from the Amazon that may allow for the ordination of married men as Catholic priests in the nine-nation region, NCR can reveal.
We invited Fr. Franck Janin to share his experience during the week of 7 January at the Extended Council convened by Father General. Here is his testimony: Continue reading