Among the presentations at the
Chapter most significant was that of Bishop
José Rodriguez Carballo, Secretary of the
Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated
Life and Societies of Apostolic life. “If you
were to ask me”, he said during the homily
at Mass, “if I am optimistic about the future
of Consecrated Life I would say no. But if
you were to ask me if I have hope for its
future, I would certainly say yes”. Optimism,
he noted, ...
September – October 2014
The proposed reflection for this year’s magazine on the words ad gestures applied to Pope Francis brings out one of his characteristic traits that people of every faith and culture today catch immediately: closeness, that extraordinary capacity to make oneself felt at the side of every person. Countless persons see in Pope Francis a friendly presence, and consider him almost a member of their families. They want to be near to him, hear him, and meet him even ...
July - August 2014
A Little Piece of History
To those who asked Don Bosco what dream he cultivated for young people the Saint unhesitatingly answered “I want to see them happy in time and in eternity”. And he related goodness with happiness, and with the ability for gift in order to build a small piece of history. He himself was the example through his gestures and everyday choices.
The Sisters and girls of the colegio of Mornese and Nizza felt that they had in Mother Mazzarello ...
May – June 2014
Communication and the Culture of Encounter
Since May 1, 1967 to the present Sunday preceding Pentecost, the first Message on “The Means of Social Communication” promulgated by Paul VI, many World Communications Days have been celebrated. From the Messages we get a cross-section of the Church’s thinking on communication, an authoritative basis for further analysis.
The theme of the 2014 presentation seems to be a reflection on the life of Pope Francis, which presents communication ...
March - April 2014
Here is the Whole Gospel
For Benedict XVI and Pope Francis: “being present”' illumines the life of the Church and the world today . They have a different approach, yet many similar traits, more than those that meet the eye. Witnesses to the humility that drove Benedict XVI to give up the Papacy and Pope Francis to want him close by as a sure support in prayer.
They share a passion for evangelizing and a commitment for the unity of the Church. This comes through very ...
January - February 2014
Special Events During 2014
We are at the beginning of a particularly significant year, a year that will arrive at the celebration of the 23rd General Chapter, starting next September. Among the events that the chapter participants will live, is important meeting with Mother Angela Vallese, the pioneer of the missions of America, of whom this year marks the centenary of her death. The stop in Lu Monferrato (Alessandria), her native land, at the conclusion of the Spiritual Exercises in Mornese, ...