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Religious life in a post-human age

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The Gospel life was never meant to be lived enclosed, but on the edge of a new future in God, writes Ilia Delio in an essay about religious life.   I recently returned from a retreat at San Alfonso Retreat House in Long Branch, New Jersey, where 110 sisters gathered each day for liturgy, prayer and presentation. The sisters were ...

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Vocation: a keyword for happiness, freedom and unity

The three approaches that I would indicate are: holiness, as a calling that gives meaning to one’s entire life journey; communion as the fertile soil for vocations in the Church and vocation itself, as a keyword to be preserved and “conjugated” with others – “happiness”, “freedom” and “together” – and finally “declined” as special consecration.   Holiness Talking about vocation always leads to thinking of young ...

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Vocations Sunday: “The courage to take a risk for God’s promise”

The Vatican has released the text of the Pope’s message for Vocations Sunday which will be celebrated this year on Sunday 12 May on the theme ‘The courage to take a risk for God’s promise’.     Dear Brothers and Sisters, After the lively and fruitful experience of the Synod devoted to young people last October, we recently celebrated the ...

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Called to be “Experts in Communion”

“Experts in Communion”, that is what Pope Francis calls us to become! The standard to reach is high: experts are people who are top masters in their field of competence and who are able to guide others since they are usually ahead of others in their field…Experts in Communion? We would rather describe ourselves as “walking towards communion”, since we ...

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Women of Welcoming Hearts Retreat March 2019

Exploring your life’s calling? Come and spend a day with Presentation Sisters! The day will provide an opportunity to experience the distinctive calling of Presentation Sisters. You will get to know some of our Sisters, share your dreams and hopes, get to know Presentation initiatives and spend some time in prayer. Interested? Register on Eventbrite by following this link  or ...

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World Day for Consecrated Life 2019

February 2, 2019 (Celebrated in Parishes February 2-3) In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in religious life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is ...

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Thinking about religious life?

Take time to reflect on your vocational calling. As you think about your call, lots of questions may be going through your mind … am I worthy? Am I silly to think that God might be calling me (like, I know me!) Have I got what it takes? Will people think I’m mad? What will my family and friends say ...

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The first steps into religious life

Here are some steps to follow if you are discerning your vocation and thinking about religious life with Presentation Sisters. Take time for personal prayer Prayer is the foundation for discerning your vocation and deepening your relationship with Christ. The time spent in silence may be difficult, or even uncomfortable at first, but God speaks to you in the stillness ...

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