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Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life, at the Holy See press office, Dec. 14, 2015.

As monasteries close, cardinal says contemplative life will not disappear

Jul 28, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The cardinal leading the Vatican’s congregation on consecrated life said Monday contemplative religious communities are needed and will not disappear,... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, presents the German edition of The Power of Silence, May 25, 2017.

To meet God we need silence, Cardinal Sarah says

May 25, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

At a presentation for his new book on Wednesday, Cardinal Robert Sarah said that not only does the Church need... Read more

A young religious sister prays at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2105.

Pope shakes up cloisters with new norms focused on prayer, centralization

Jul 22, 2016

By Elise Harris

Amid modern challenges emerging from a culture which provides increasingly easier access to outside distractions, Pope Francis has issued new... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013.

Take courage in your weakness, Pope Francis teaches

Jul 2, 2013

During his homily at daily Mass in the Vatican's Saint Martha House, Pope Francis said Christians must have the courage... Read more