BLOG: consecrated life
On Sunday, November 29, 2015, Pope Francis celebrated Mass with priests, consecrated persons and lay leaders in Bangui, Central African Republic. Below you will find the full text of his prepared homily: Homily of Pope Francis Mass with Priests, Consecrated Persons and Lay Leaders Bangui, Cathedral 29 November 2015 On this first Sunday of Advent, ...read more
Today on Perspectives: Council of Cardinals announce a new Congregation, Pope meets with young people in consecrated life and with charities and bishops from the Middle East. Also, Sebastian Gomes brings us updates from the Canadian Bishops’ Plenary Assembly. ...read more
Pope Francis’ message for the upcoming 89th World Mission Day which will be marked on Sunday 15th of October 2015 has been released. In the message the Holy Father says, “being a missionary is not about proselytizing or mere strategy; mission is part of the “grammar” of faith, something essential for those who listen to ...read more
If you’ve visited Jerusalem, you never forget your first glimpse of the Western Wall. (Even if you haven’t, you can virtually travel there via Google street view.) The holy site is bustling with noise and activity, quite unlike the hushed reverence one might expect. Bowing fervently as they chant their prayers, pious Jews are dwarfed ...read more
Published below is the official text of Sr. Conchita McDonnell, as delivered on Day 4 of the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. In his talk this afternoon Archbishop Miller highlighted the vital importance for every priest of an intimate relationship with Christ. Quoting Pope Benedict he described this relationship as not a mere intellectual knowledge ...read more
Today the Universal Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord — a day when we all consider our own consecration to God. In particular, the feast is associated with the religious life, and so this day also marks the 16th World Day of Consecrated Life. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops explains ...read more