Year of Consecrated Life

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Three religious sisters attend Mass for the martyrs of Uganda on Nov. 28.

Pope Francis’ three words for Ugandan religious: Memory, fidelity and prayer

Nov 28, 2015

Pope Francis wrapped up his public appearances in Uganda with an address to the priests, religious and seminarians of the... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to a participant in the International Conference for Young Consecrated, Sept. 17, 2015.

Pope Francis cites the core of evangelization: a heart on fire for God

Sep 19, 2015

Pope Francis exhorted consecrated religious on Thursday to take part in an evangelization which “burns in the heart,” cautioning against... Read more

Religious attend the Rome prayer vigil on Nov. 29, 2014 marking the Year for Consecrated Life.

Pope Francis to consecrated men, women: Leave your nests!

Nov 29, 2014

By Ann Schneible

Religious men and women are called to leave their “nest” and bring the Gospel to the peripheries, said Pope Francis... Read more

USCCB Fall General Assembly.

Celiac disease, health care, exorcism book on agenda for bishops' meeting

Nov 6, 2014

The reception of Communion by those with Celiac Disease, avoiding cooperation with evil in health care partnerships, and a possible... Read more

Archbishop Jose Rodriguez Carballo and Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz speak with journalists during a Jan. 31, 2014 press conference

Consecrated life today in a positive position, bishops affirm

Feb 3, 2014

By Elise Harris

During an interview, two Vatican officials expressed the great holiness that exists within religious vocations, as well as their hope... Read more