Forum gathers 600 to discuss future of religious life

.- The largest gathering of consecrated religious in Canada in the last 30 years will be held in Montreal this weekend, June 3-5. About 600 religious sisters, priests and brothers from across the country will meet to participate in a three-day forum to consider and plan the future of religious life in the country.

Titled Religious Life in an Emerging Universe, the forum is sponsored by the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC) and organized by its Committee of Theological Reflection on Religious Life.

Three booklets were produced by the CRC to guide the reflection for the weekend. They include: Religious Life in a Changing World, Religious Life in a Changing Church, and The Changing Face of Religious Life.

Forum participants will consider how religious life has evolved in their region of Canada, the reality of the current situation and how they would like to be present among Canadians in the years to come.

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