Asia/Taiwan – The Camillians in Asia: “The life of the Spirit walks in the mission”

“The Camillian missionaries in Asia today have the same joy and enthusiasm as their first years of mission. They are engaged in teaching catechism, in pastoral work, in the most remote areas, in many charitable works such as kindergartens, hospitals, centers for the elderly and disabled, cultural centers; they are present in formation centers and in seminars for the preparation of future priests and missionaries of the Gospel, also to be sent to other countries in the world”: Continue reading

2018 National Association of Vocation & Formation Directors Conference

The conference begins on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Registration is from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Welcome & Opening Ritual begins at 7:00 p.m. The Conference will close Wednesday, April 25, 2018 with a Ritual at 11:15 a.m.

The registration fee includes a light Reception on Sunday night; continental breakfast each morning, nutrition breaks each day, lunches on Monday and Tuesday and the banquet on Tuesday. Continue reading

Inauguration of the 47th National Week for Institutes of Consecrated Life

The 47th National Week for Institutes of Religious Life under the title “Youth, Discernment and Consecrated Life” began, as scheduled, on April 5 in Madrid.

The initial moment was marked by the greetings of the various guests: Msgr. Carlos Osoro, Ms Mirian Cortes, grand rector of the UPSA, M Mª Rosario Rio, Director of CONFER, Ms Vicenta Estellés, President of CEDIS and Fr. Pedro Belderain CMF, Continue reading

FMA: “Together for Peace”

On 25 April 2018 the second day of interreligious dialogue will be held in San Biagio (Subiaco) focusing on peace formation as a means of promoting life and integration.

The event is aimed at representatives of different confessions and faiths: Catholics, Orthodox, Protestants, Anglicans, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, united for a shared study on the theme of peace education for the promotion of life.

The day will be divided into several sections during which the theme will be developed through artistic expressions: dance, music, poetry, visual arts, and more, freely narrated respecting diversity and accompanied by comments on the deep and individual meanings to be shared.

The goal is to share the wealth of each of the traditions present on the theme of peace and promotion of life. Continue reading

Apostolic Exorthation GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE of the Holy Father Francis

ON THE CALL TO HOLINESS IN TODAY’S WORLD

1. “REJOICE AND BE GLAD” (Mt 5:12), Jesus tells those persecuted or humiliated for his sake. The Lord asks everything of us, and in return he offers us true life, the happiness for which we were created. He wants us to be saints and not to settle for a bland and mediocre existence. The call to holiness is present in various ways from the very first pages of the Bible. Continue reading

Islam&Belonging: PLURIEL 2nd International Congress, Roma, 26-28 june 2018

The notion of belonging offers the double advantage of being less unyielding than the concept of identity and closer to the phenomena of “recompositions”. The notion may lead our reflection to sociological, political and theological fields, which is specific to modernity. Indeed, contemporary transformations need to be dealt with through the modes of transition, rupture and antagonisms that interact with tradition and modernity. From this perspective of unity/diversity, Continue reading

Dehonians. Fr. Heiner Wilmer, SCJ, appointed bishop

Today, April 6, 2018, Pope Francis appointed Fr. Heiner Wilmer, SCJ, as the new bishop of the Diocese of Hildesheim (Germany). Father Wilmer is the 10th Superior General of the Congregation of Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – Dehonians. He will assume responsibility as the 71st pastor of the Diocese of Hildesheim.

The Diocese of Hildesheim, which includes the city of Hanover, is one of the oldest dioceses. Continue reading

JPIC Newsbrief – March 2018

The month of March has been for us a journey of intense conversion to a compassionate God of life. It has been an opportunity for us all to renounce our idols of dehumanizing indiffe ence, racism, and slavery to our own egos, and to become more hospitable to the world’s most vulnerable members through our contemplation and action. Easter invites us to build community, interconnected within Christ’s mystical Body, that challenges us to go be-yond barriers to build Continue reading