• May 2019

Belgium: Pax Christi Flanders celebrates KBC Bank decision to stop investing in nuclear weapons-related businesses

Last week, the KBC bank – one of the biggest in Belgium – announced a policy change with respect to investing in nuclear weapons, explicitly referring to the Ban Treaty. It will completely stop investing in nuclear weapons-related businesses, and this applies to all activities of the bank (not only providing credits), and without exceptions. Continue reading

Second Under-60’s Meeting of the Religious Institutes of the Pauline Family

The Second Under-60’s Meeting of the Religious Institutes of the Pauline Family was held at the Divine Master Retreat House, Ariccia, from 1-3 June 2018. The theme of the encounter was: The Responsibility of a Dream. Encouraged by the provincial governments of the PF in Italy and organized by an intercongregational team, the meeting was a favorable moment for taking on all together, Continue reading

Sedos Bulletin n. 50 2018

Dear Readers, As we are preparing the SEDOS Residential Seminar in Ariccia that has as theme Youth and Mission, we collected in this issue of the SEDOS Bulletin articles related to Vocation and Formation of the youth. The articles are ordered in the way we discover our vocation to how we can accompany those who are discovering their vocation.
The first article is of Sr. Maria Antonetta Pereira Continue reading

Situation of Carmel in Venezuela

A few days ago, we received from Fr Daniel Rodríguez, the General Delegate of Venezuela, a letter bearing the significant title “Venezuela, a country to mourn”. In it, Fr Daniel informed us of the emergency situation the country is going through at the moment and how the Carmelites are trying to be of help to those who have suffered the most from the crisis. Continue reading

The Society of the Divine Word (SVD) 18th General Chapter

151 participants from 46 countries on five continents of which, Superiors and delegates of 58 Provinces, Regions and Missions, representing more than 6000 Divine Word missionaries working in 84 countries across the world, members of the General Council, officials of the Generalate, two representatives of the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, 4 lay partners from the four zones (AFRAM, ASPAC, EUROPE and PANAM), Continue reading

JPIC Newsbrief – May 2018

The May Newsbrief focuses on Religious life and the challenges of faith witness, particularly with youth. Our prayer in San Marcello, the rich and deep reflections given at the SEDOS Residential Seminar in Ariccia, and the monthly reflection session of the English JPIC Promoters all focus on this particular area. It was revealed that young people experience faith and action for the values of the Kingdom of God in complicated and dynamic relationships, Continue reading

Fr. Jacob celebrates the 40th anniversary of his Pallottine consecration

On 31 May, Fr. General Jacob Nampudakam celebrated 40 years of being a Pallottine. Below he recounts his story.
1. Matthew 4:1-3a: Jesus spent 40 days in the dessert: What have been some of your greatest trials in 40 years?

Two main trials:
First, I am always in favour of life. Following Deuteronomy 30, 19-20, I had to make a choice between blessing or curse, life or death.

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