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
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
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
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
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
“The primary responsibility lies with bishops, priests and religious, those who have received from the Lord the vocation to offer their lives to service, including the vigilant protection of all vulnerable children, young people and adults.” Holy Father’s Address to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (21 Sep 2017) – www.protectionofminors.va
Dr. Dy-Liacco holds a Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola Continue reading
I am very sad to report that Fr. Mark McDonald, MSC, our former Superior General, died last night in bed in Center Valley, PA. Fr. Kennedy discovered his body this morning, April 2. Please pray for his eternal rest and for his family.
A night in praise of God’s creation On March 23rd, 2018 a cultural event was held to highlight the Encyclical Laudato Si. The Basilica of St. Anthony at the Lateran was filled to overflowing with brothers and sisters from the Franciscan Family who gathered to praise their Creator. It was a night of wonderful music and featured the display of a beautiful Laudato Si’ icon that was brought in pilgrimage through 18 countries in Latin America last year. Continue reading
The Ambassador of the Embassy of the United States of America to the Holy See Callista L. Gingrich, in partnership with the International Union Superior General and Solidarity with South Sudan invites members of the UISG Rome Constellation to a symposium on Women Religious on the front lines…