Christianity's path in China closely follows the country's political revolutions, so it was Aug. 22, 1991, when members of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Kongmoon would make their final vows, after 42 years of waiting.
Through nearly 20 years of teamwork, congregations in St. Louis, Missouri, have come together have meet local education needs. They have developed a program that provides English tutoring to children from families of refugees and immigrants, and they founded a Catholic all-girls middle school.
Women Religious who have gone before us — our foremothers — are pioneers (are they not still with us?) Religious sisters have been in liminal space, or on the edge, for centuries, and this has not changed in the 21st century.
GSR Today - At the second alumnae gathering for graduates of the Collaborative Leadership Development Program, we were told that instead of asking, "Is there a future for religious life?" we should ask, "What is it we can do that nurtures whatever comes out of the present?"
Contemplate This - In one of the post-Resurrection accounts in the Scripture (John 21) some of the disciples went fishing with Peter. All night they caught nothing. Then at daybreak, Jesus — who was standing on the shore, though none of the disciples recognized him — asked if they had caught anything.
Dublin - Responding to contention over potential religious influence at a new taxpayer-funded National Maternity Hospital, Irish religious order announces it will end its involvement with St. Vincent's Healthcare Group.
For those of us experiencing midlife in religious life right now it is difficult to experience the concept of "generativity." Complacency and conformity are among our biggest threats. We need urgently to be nonconformists.
Since 2015, the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious' Intercultural Outreach Committee has presented Esposas de Cristo (Wives of Christ), a summer program to bring together Spanish-speaking sisters from around the U.S. for study, renewal, spiritual formation and networking. The next gathering is July 17-28 in upstate New York.
More than 100 younger sisters will gather in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend to compare notes, renew old ties and continue preparing for the future of religious life. The Collaborative Leadership Development Program works to develop the next generation of leaders among women religious.
Contention over the relocation of Ireland's new national maternity hospital to a site owned by the Religious Sisters of Charity in Dublin has raised questions about the clinical independence of the new facility and thrust the congregation into the public spotlight, rekindling attention to past controversies.
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