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FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Jesuit brothers of the world, unite!
Justin McLellan – Catholic News Service
Pope Francis warned against contemplative orders using defensive, nostalgic strategies “when it comes to reflecting on a whether a monastery should be saved or abandoned, on community life or about vocations.”
Christmas nativity hand made by religious in Spain
Bridget Ryder
The Christmas fair in Madrid was the work of Fundación Contemplare, a nonprofit set up to help Spain’s monasteries continue a legacy of gourmet baked goods and handmade candies but also, more importantly, to support contemplative life and reconnect monasteries with the world around them.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis has invited a community of nuns to move into the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, renewing the building’s purpose as home to cloistered women dedicated to supporting the pope’s ministry with their prayer.
FaithFaith and Reason
Scott Smith
The Synod on Synodality looks toward the church’s great religious institutes for what synodality within the universal church may look like. But are those the right models?
FaithFaith in Focus
Christin Bothe
We can make major life commitments, and yet also believe in spirit of discernment to make changes in our commitments.