• May 2019

“Open House” at the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Come and explore some chapters of the Congregation’s history and heritage

On Saturday, May 26, 2018, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) will welcome visitors to their Open House at the Congregational House (the former Longueuil Convent).  On this first day of free-of-charge activities, organized to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the congregation, Continue reading

A thousand medical sisters are dedicated to health care

More than a thousand medical sisters in India silently contribute to the health care of the poorest and most marginalized. The “Sister Doctors Forum of India” (SDFI) is a group of thousands of religious who are also specialized in the medical profession, with highly qualified studies. The sisters belong to 104 religious congregations, which are dedicated to the service of the Indian people with compassion and without counting the cost. Continue reading

Pax Christi International announces No Boundaries Coalition of USA as recipient of the 2018 Peace Award

Pax Christi International is pleased to announce that the No Boundaries Coalition, based in Baltimore, Maryland USA, is the recipient of the 2018 Pax Christi International Peace Award. The award will be presented at a ceremony later this year, date and location to be determined.

“It is an honor that the work [of No Boundaries] … is being recognised by the world as a continued beacon of hope in a city Continue reading

Catholic Women write an Open Letter to Pope Francis

Catholic Women Speak and Voices of Faith are networks that campaign for greater participation and representation of women in the Catholic Church. They have also focused to get authentic voices of young Catholic women heard ahead of the Synod on Youth including two offical representatives at the pre-synod meeting in March. They have jointly written an open letter to Pope Francis calling for more open Continue reading

Canadian Religious Conference, May 24 to 27, 2018. Theme: “The nights are laden with life. Watcher, what do you say?”

The General Assembly of the Canadian Religious Conference will be held from May 24 to 27, 2018 at the Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel.

The chosen theme is:

The nights are laden with life. Watcher, what do you say?

The keynote speaker will be Mrs Elena Lasida, an Uruguayan born economist and Professor at the Institut catholique de Paris in France. Continue reading

Rome Missionary Center Meets with Young Friars

During April and May of 2018. the friars of the Missionary Center conducted some missionary animation by meeting with more than 100 young people from the formation houses of the Federazione Inter-mediterranea Ministri Provinciali (FIMP).

This took place through a series of meetings. One meeting was held on April 17 at the Seraphicum International College in Rome. Continue reading

Pope’s message for World Mission Sunday 2018

In his message released on May 19, Pope Francis urges young people to join the Church in bringing the Gospel to all.

By Robin Gomes

The Vatican on Saturday released the message of Pope Francis for this year’s World Mission Sunday, in which the Pontiff is inviting young men and women who want to follow Christ, to seek, to discover and to persevere in their vocation.

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Latin America: Civil society organisations demand a regional agreement for better protection of Venezuelan migrants

Civil society organisations, including the Jesuit Refugee Service Latin American and the Caribbean (JRS LAC) and the Jesuit Refugee Service Colombia, held an audience on May 11th, 2018 before the Inter American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) to request better coordination and assistance for States in the region to address the ongoing Venezuelan migrant crisis.  Continue reading

6th Colloquium on Christian Humanism in Business and Society

On June 21-23, 2018 we are holding the 10th International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Business Education in conjunction with the 6th Colloquium on Christian Humanism in Business and Society at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference theme is “Building Institutions for the Common Good: the Purpose and Practice of Business in an Inclusive Economy.”  Continue reading