East Africa: Challenges in Discernment of Vocation to Religious Life
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East Africa: Challenges in Discernment of Vocation to Religious Life

Presenting online to about 200 participants drawn from all over the world, Sr. Auma said that the abandonment of Consecrated life worries, affirming that “some leave as an act of coherence, because they recognize after serious discernment that they never had this vocation. We find quite often situations of an intermittent dedication, occasional fidelity, a…

Mirpur Khas, Sindh, Pakistan: Minor Seminary Construction
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Mirpur Khas, Sindh, Pakistan: Minor Seminary Construction

Hyderabad (Agenzia Fides) – “The minor Seminary is the backbone of a diocese. I think it is very important to have a minor Seminary in the diocese. In order to reach the goal of laying the first stone of the minor Seminary, priests and benefactors have given a great contribution and, after six years of…

Focus on Priestly Formation: Pope Francis’ Concerns
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Focus on Priestly Formation: Pope Francis’ Concerns

The issues at play concern both who is admitted to seminaries, and the formation of clergy before and after ordination. It is not primarily a question of a seminarian or a priest’s liturgical preferences but whether they might seek to impose an ideologically-driven vision of the Church in their parish. That results in division and…

Priestly Vocation: A Light Hearted Take on Seminary Life
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Priestly Vocation: A Light Hearted Take on Seminary Life

If you’ve ever wondered what life in the seminary is like, this is one episode you would wanna catch! Listen to Br Bernard, Br Andrew (aka Captain Planet 🌍) and Br Eugene share about pet peeves, the struggles they face as they live in community, turning points in their relationship with God, family reactions when…

Tangaza University College, Nairobi: Week of Human Fraternity
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Tangaza University College, Nairobi: Week of Human Fraternity

Dubbed the “Week of Human Fraternity,” the event has been slated to take place from February 22 at Tangaza University College (TUC), the Nairobi-based Catholic institution jointly-owned by 22 religious orders where students and faculty from over 40 countries interact. TUC’s Institute for Interreligious Dialogue and Islamic Studies (IRDIS) is spearheading the initiative. In his Friday, February 19 message…

Kenya: Apostles of Jesus Institute – Vatican Permission to Admit New Members
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Kenya: Apostles of Jesus Institute – Vatican Permission to Admit New Members

“Considering the efforts made so far concerning formation, this Dicastery (CICLSAL) shares the opinion expressed in your request to revoke the provision prohibiting the admission of new members to the novitiate and religious profession, both temporary and perpetual, and to Holy Orders,” Fr. Wokorach a member of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus…