As we step forward into the hopes and dreams of 2019, we pause to reflect on the role of Consecrated Women and Men in the life of the Church and the wider society. Pope John Paul II set aside 2nd February, the feast of the Presentation in the Temple, as a World Day dedicated to Consecrated Life. In his homily in 2019 Pope Francis spoke of the gift of encounter which is at the heart of Consecrated Life.
This year I had the big privilege of participating in the pilgrimage to Panama for WYD19 through Mexico. It was truly an unforgettable experience.
Catholic organisations got together on February 8, the feast of St Josephine Bakhita, to celebrate with Pope Francis and the whole Church the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking.
The Redemptorists are hosting an Australian Ecumenical Gathering to explore new ways of caring about the planet and our future.
The Christian Brothers have withdrawn from their ministry of accompanying the poorest of the poor in Timor, but have passed their ministry into the hands of the Josephite organisation Mary MacKillop today, The Catholic Leader reports.