The Pope: in bringing the Gospel, consecrated life must adapt to the circumstances of the time

In the audience with the Primatial Council of the Confederation of Canons Regular of Saint Augustine, Francis recalls that consecrating oneself to God means making the Gospel one’s rule of life, loving Christ and the Church his body: the congregations do not isolate themselves, but live in the present opening up to the future. The … Read more

Consecrated life: the Pope encourages interiority in the school of Saint Augustine

Pope Francis received eleven canons regular of Saint Augustine in an audience at the Vatican on Friday noon. A confederation founded in 1959 by Saint John XXIII. In his speech, the Sovereign Pontiff gave them a real plea for the consecrated life, encouraging them to seek God in Sacred Scripture, the liturgy, study, pastoral care, … Read more

Don Patriciello: dear consecrated persons, the treasure to give is not us, it is Jesus

The treasure we have to give to the world is not us, our speeches, our pastoral tricks. The only, true, immeasurable treasure is him: Jesus. In the garden of the Church, everyone has the right to their own personality, to their own spirituality, to their own charisms, lived, however, always and only in communion with … Read more

Today, 150 years ago, Saint Therese of Lisieux was born: she has a message for consecrated and laity

On January 2, 1873, 150 years ago, was born in Alençon, Normandy, a girl whom her parents named Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin. She became a Carmelite religious, died of illness at the age of 24 and left writings that have touched thousands and thousands of minds and hearts. The Church celebrates her as Saint Teresa of Lisieux … Read more

A young woman from Seville receives in Eucharistic Adoration the call to be a Consecrated Virgin for God

“Adoring the Lord, my infatuation reached the highest point of my human possibilities and the desire to respond to his love with the total gift of my being became a need of my soul,” he says in this interview with the portal of the Archdiocese of Seville. On Saturday, June 25, the Royal Chapel of … Read more

Elisa, a new consecrated virgin for Seville: «I am a contemplative in the middle of the world»

Elisa Inherits it is from last saturday new consecrated virgin in Seville, being already more than 40 present in this archdiocese. The ceremony was held in Seville’s cathedral and was presided over by Monsignor Rafael Zornoza, Bishop of Cádiz. The prelate recalled that the consecration is “a deepening of the baptismal covenant that the Holy … Read more