• May 2019


Some Information on Fr Jim Greene MAfr

As announced by Fr Paul Smyth, the President of Solidarity with South Sudan, Father Jim Greene will replace me as Executive Director in South Sudan at the Board meeting next year, scheduled for the end of April, after some months of becoming familiar with our ministry and our members.

Jim graduated in 1977 from St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny, Ireland and then completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1980 Continue reading

#UISGPlenary2019 Sowers of Prophetic Hope

The XXI Plenary Assembly of the UISG will be held from 6 to 10 May 2019 in Rome, at the Hotel Ergife. The theme chosen by the UISG Steering Committee is “Sowers of Prophetic Hope.”

In choosing the theme, we also took into account the proposals made during the last Council of Delegates, which took place in Manila (Philippines) in November 2017. Continue reading

NRVC’s 2018 convocation: November 1-5 in Buffalo, NY. Theme: “Walk with me: Encounter, Accompaniment, and Invitation”

Online registration opens May 1 for NRVC’s 2018 convocation, which will take place November 1-5 in Buffalo, New York.

With a theme of “Walk with me: Encounter, Accompaniment, and Invitation,” the convocation will feature NRVC’s trademark quality presentations, outstanding liturgies, and plenty of opportunities to network and refresh your enthusiasm for vocation ministry. The convocation will include: Continue reading

A long love story, The Comboni mission in South Sudan

“The Superior advised me to prepare for the expedition and to make all the necessary arrangements with my family and in matters which concern me personally. I had been yearning for this moment for a very long time and with more passion than two ardent lovers longing for the moment of their wedding”. Daniel Comboni (The Writings, no.3) Continue reading

Pope Francis: Consecrated Need Authentic Guide

Sometimes speaking off the cuff, Pope Francis on May 4, 2018, painted a rather ironic picture of the Holy Spirit.

His remarks came during an audience with participants in the International Convention promoted by the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life,

“This Holy Spirit is a disaster because He never tires of being creative!” Continue reading

WCC extends greetings as Buddhists observe Vesakh

As many Buddhists prepare to observe Vesakh on 29 April – a day commemorating the life and legacy of Gautama Buddha – WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit extended his greetings to Buddhists across the world.

“As you reflect upon the life, teachings and death of Gautama Buddha on this auspicious occasion, may you be inspired by his vision of a world Continue reading

National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations names new Executive Director

National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations names new Executive Director

Marketing expert to helm NFCRV, which helps religious communities accept new members

Chicago, May 1, 2018 — The National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV), is pleased to announce that accomplished marketer Phil Loftus has taken on the role of Executive Director. Continue reading

Poland: Discalced Carmelite Nuns, a new cloistered monastery with ten nuns in Wityny

A new convent of Discalced Carmelite Nuns, dedicated to Mary Mother of Hope and to St Therese of the Child Jesus, will open in Wityny, near Elx, in north-eastern Poland. On Saturday, April 28th, mgr. Jerzy Mazur officiated a celebration in Wityny. The nuns, who are currently about ten, came to the diocese in 2004 and three years later they started to build the convent, with remarkable support from the local congregation. Continue reading

ASIA/AFGHANISTAN – A Barnabite in Kabul: “These attacks are crimes against humanity”

“We are shocked but we are well, thank God. Although the last attack took place near the Embassy, I did not suffer any consequences. The sisters, compared to me, are much more exposed because they live in popular neighborhoods and without any kind of protection. It is true that I am here to do good and are well liked by the population, but the problem is that they could become the target of an attack at any moment”. Continue reading