• “For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God” (Rm 8: 19)

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Consecrated persons are called to be the dawn of the Church

The International Conference “Consecratio et consecratio per evangelica consilia”, organized by the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life, ended yesterday.

In his concluding address, Cardinal De Aviz, Prefect of the CICLSAL, stated: «We need to keep journeying together, in a synodal manner, because the Holy Spirit speaks only where there is harmony of fraternal life». The reflection upon the theme of ‘consecration’, Continue reading

Consecrated men and women: a manifold people in the Church

Today, at the Pontifical University Antonianum, the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life, inaugurateg the International Conference  “Consecratio et consecratio per evangelica consilia”.

The participants, numbering more than 600, come from all parts of the world. They belong to Institutes of Consecrated Life, Societies Continue reading

Consecrated Life: a Conference on the theme of ‘Consecration’

The International Conference “Consecratio et consecratio per evangelica consilia”, organized by the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life, will be held at the Pontifical University Antonianum in Rome on May 3 – 6, 2018.

Following a careful and critical assessment of the present reality in today’s Church, Continue reading

Media Release: Catholic Religious Across the Americas Escalate Migrant Accompaniment

Silver Spring, Md. – We are moved by the anxiety and suffering of the Dreamers to escalate our accompaniment and our resistance to injustice, especially as the March 5th deadline approaches. On Friday Feb. 23rd, Catholic leaders from the religious conferences of the U.S. (Conference of Superiors of Men and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious), Mexico, Caribbean and Latin American Confederation of Religious, and Canada crossed borders Continue reading

Presentation of the Document about the economy in Rome

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 3.00 p.m., at the Auditorium of the Antonianum, the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life will present the publication: “Economia a servizio del carisma e della missione” [The Economy at the service of the Charism and the Mission], edited by LEV.

In the last years many Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life had to face problems of an economic nature. Continue reading

XII World Day of Consecrated Life

This February 2, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, the Church celebrates the World Day of Consecrated Life. This will be a day of thanksgiving and prayer for the gift of vocations. On that day, at 5.30 p.m., the Holy Father will preside the Eucharistic Celebration in St Peter’s Basilica.

In all parts of the world, there are thousands of consecrated men and women who welcome the gift of vocation with joy and willingness Continue reading

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter ‘Misericordia et Miseria’

papa_chiusura_porta_santaBelow is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter Misericordia et misera, for the conclusion of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Dec. 8, 2015 – Nov. 20, 2016. It was published and presented by the Vatican this morning:

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FRANCIS

to all who read this Apostolic Letter

mercy and peace

Misericordia et misera is a phrase used by Saint Augustine in recounting the story of Jesus’ meeting with the woman taken in adultery (cf. Jn 8:1-11). It would be difficult to imagine a more beautiful or apt way of expressing the mystery of God’s love when it touches the sinner: Continue reading

#UISGPlenary: Weaving Global Solidarity for Life

assemblea_uisgWe are never alone for wherever we are we form part of one big family with the same objective, that of weaving a better life for all.”

We move closerto the XX Plenary Assembly of the International Union of Superiors General which will be held in Rome May 9-13, 2016.  854 Women Religious, who are all leaders of female congregations of apostolic life, will meet to reflect on the theme “Weaving Global Solidarity for Life.”  “…..that they may have life and have it to the full(John10:10) Continue reading