The Redemptorist Missionaries in Myanmar conducted a “Come and See” program last December 4, 2019, to January 4, 2020. Seven young men responded to the invitation. They came to join the activity in the Redemptorist Mission Community in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay. In the seven boys, one was in second year university and the six were the first year. Continue reading
Message of his Holiness Pope Francis for the 54th world communications day: “That you may tell your children and grandchildren” (Ex 10:2). Life becomes history.
I would like to devote this year’s Message to the theme of storytelling, because I believe that, so as not to lose our bearings, we need to make our own the truth contained in good stories. Stories that build up, not tear down; stories that help us rediscover our roots and the strength needed to move forward together. Continue reading
Claretians and Mission Project Service: Project Management and Fundraising Training – 14 – 18 April 2020
‘I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security’ exclaimed Pope Francis.
Pope Francis has completed work on his highly anticipated response to last year’s Vatican gathering of Catholic bishops from the Amazon that may allow for the ordination of married men as Catholic priests in the nine-nation region, NCR can reveal.
We invited Fr. Franck Janin to share his experience during the week of 7 January at the Extended Council convened by Father General. Here is his testimony: Continue reading
Onsite and Online Meeting
Leadership in Intercultural Communities: skills required, challenges, learnings Continue reading
Pope Francis appoints a woman for the first time to senior role in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State
For the first time in history, Pope Francis has appointed a woman to a senior managerial position in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State. He has named Francesca Di Giovanni, an Italian lay woman, to be the second undersecretary of the secretariat’s Section for the Relations with States, Continue reading
In 1220 the Friars Minor Berardo da Calvi, Accursio and Adiuto da Narni, Ottone da Stroncone and Pietro da San Gemini were killed in Morocco. At the sight of their torn bodies, the Augustinian Canon Fernando da Lisbon decided to put on the Franciscan habit taking the name Anthony, with which he is venerated today as a saint not only in Padua but all over the world. Continue reading
During last days, record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought have fuelled a series of massive bushfires across Australia. Some 27 people have so far been killed – including four firefighters – and an estimated 10 million hectares (100,000 sq km or 15.6 million acres) of bush, forest and parks across Australia has burned. Continue reading