Year for Consecrated Life

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Nun at the prayer vigil for consecrated life in St. Peter's Square , Jan. 28, 2016.

Why I wear the habit – a nun's reflection on religious life

Dec 26, 2016

By Ann Schneible

As Pope Francis' year dedicated to consecrated life comes to a close, one nun shared her thoughts on the how... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his homily during Vespers with Paraguay clergy and religious.

Pope prays with Paraguay clergy, urges conformity to Christ

Jul 11, 2015

Pope Francis reflected on the nature of Christian vocation on Saturday during a meeting with Paraguay’s clergy, religious and seminarians. ... Read more

Want more religious vocations? Improve your family life, nun says

May 18, 2015

By Ann Schneible

As the Church brings the needs of the family to the forefront with the upcoming Synod this fall, one Dominican... Read more

A religious sister at the Beatification of Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Newark, N.J. on Oct. 4, 2014.

Pope Francis: Vocations are about quality, not quantity

Apr 13, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Well-formed vocations are more important than numerous vocations Pope Francis said in address to religious formators on Saturday at the... Read more

Religious sisters take part in a Eucharistic procession to the Basilica of St. Mary Major on June 19, 2014.

The Vatican considers – what does vocational formation look like in the modern age?

Apr 9, 2015

By Elise Harris

Religious formators gathered in Rome for a seminar on fashioning new vocations in contemporary society – a task the Vatican’s... Read more

Priests at the Nov. 30 Mass opening the Year for Consecrated Life.

Pope opens Year for Consecrated Life with call to joyful witness

Nov 30, 2014

By Ann Schneible

At the opening of the Year for Consecrated Life, Pope Francis issued a challenge to consecrated men and women, inviting... Read more