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[USA] Brother Javier Hansen named delegate to the 2018 Pre-Synod Gathering

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that Brother Javier Hansen, FSC, of the District of San Francisco New Orleans (SFNO) of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Christian Brothers) has been named as a youth delegate to the 2018 Pre-Synod Gathering.

Brother Javier will be one of three youth delegates to the Pre-Synod, which will convene March 19-25 in Rome, Italy. Continue reading

22nd World Day For Consecrated Life Eucharistic Concelebration. Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis

Forty days after Christmas, we celebrate the Lord who enters the Temple and comes to encounter his people. In the Christian East, this feast is called the “Feast of Encounter”: it is the encounter between God, who became a child to bring newness to our world, and an expectant humanity, represented by the elderly man and woman in the Temple.

In the Temple, there is also an encounter between two couples: the young Mary and Joseph, and the elderly Simeon and Anna. Continue reading

Montfort Missionaries. SMM Philippine Delegation Assembly 2018

The SMM Philippine Delegation started the year 2018 with a General Assembly last January 11-12 at the Delegation House in New Manila, Quezon City. The meeting was facilitated by Rev. Fr. Benjie A. Notarte, SMM. He thanked all the confreres for their full participation in the life of the delegation in the previous year. The priorities of the delegation on Vocation Animation, Formation, On Going-Formation, Mission and Self-Sufficiency were highlighted in the gathering. Continue reading

OFM. 2018 Meeting of the Minister General with new Ministers Provincials and Custodes

The Annual Meeting of the Minister General and his Definitory with the newly elected Ministers and Custodes for 2018 was officially opened with the celebration of the Eucharist presided over by the Vicar General, Br. Julio Bunader, OFM (Homily: English – Español – Italiano). The meeting is taking place at the General Curia in Rome and will run from Jan. 17 to 25, 2018.

The new Ministers Provincials and Custodes: Continue reading

Order of friars minor. Moving to the peripheries as brothers and “lesser ones”

Dear brothers, may the Lord give you peace!
As we did for 2016-2017, we would like to present you with the guidelines for the next two years (2018-2019). These can be used as a tool for reflection, comparison and discernment in community, to help us deepen the realities in which we live and give new impetus to Interreligious dialogue.

It is our hope that the whole order may in some way join journey of preparation Continue reading

KOREA. Online School of Prayer

To celebrate the 102nd anniversary of the foundation of the Daughters of St. Paul, our sisters of Korea launched a school of prayer on Facebook.

The five-week course, entitled Attraction, which introduces participants to prayer, also makes use of a candle, the rosary and several videoclips to help the user learn about prayer and put it into daily practice. Continue reading

Fr. Leobardo Almazán is the Assistant to the Permanent Delegate of the Order to the United Nations

The Master of the Order, fr. Bruno Cadoré, has appointed fr. Leobardo Almazán as the Assistant to the Permanent Delegate of the Order of Preachers to the United Nations and Permanent Representative at the UN Office in Geneva. His appointed will take effect from the 1st of January 2018. He will work under the direction of fr. Michael Deeb, Permanent Delegate of the Order to the UN. fr. Leo is from the Province of St. Martin de Porres, USA. Continue reading