The following article is a brief reflection by Sr. Francis Maria Monsimer on the recent Doctrinal Assesment from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Document and the call to reform the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR).
Every journey has a point of departure and a destination, and the Eucharistic Congress journey is no different. As we travel we will find a variety of landscapes; sometimes the terrain will be easily negotiated and, at other times, it will present us with a significant challenge. It’s all part of the experience of getting there.
Home visitation is a very important apostolate for the Religious Sisters of Charity. Our Foundress, Mother Mary Aikenhead, saw it as a great need in her time. Since then Sisters of Charity have continued to reach out to people in their homes. This has proved to be an effective way of listening to people and giving them quality presence with dignity. It involves sharing of personal experiences with a great deal of trust.
The Sanctuary Conference 2012: 'The Art of Being Still - The Mindful Leader' will take place in Dublin Castle on 22nd May 2012. Speakers will include: Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy Founder of the Sanctuary; Michael Chaskalson UK's leading trainer of mindfulness-based approaches to work; Tony Bates, Founder of Headstrong and Mark Patrick Hederman Abbot of Glenstall Abbey.
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Okpara-Inland is a rural community in Isiokolo Local Government Area of Ethiope East, Delta State, Nigeria. The main occupations of the people are farming, petty trading and rubber tapping, while a small percentage of the people are civil servants. There are very few companies and industries to provide employment for the people.
“The voice of God is easy to recognize, but difficult to take to heart,” said Sister Edith Prendergast. “It is a voice that calls us away from old habits, inviting us to adopt more wholesome ones.” To hear God’s voice, she continued, people need to be reflective and discerning. Sr. Edith Prendergast opened up the 45th annual RE Congress with a wonderful keynote on the theme "Voice Infusing Life" / "Voz que Infunde Vida".
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