Documents

Letter of Christmas 2018

Sr. Anna Maria Parenzan, Superior General

Dearest Sisters, At Christmas, everything speaks of birth and new beginnings…. Christmas is a salvation event that can sprout shoots of new life, renewed fruitfulness and holiness. A single melody pervades the night of the Incarnation and the morning of Easter: the announcement of great joy, the fulfillment of God’s promise.

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Virtual and Real: An Anthropological Change?

The technological achievements of the Net and of bioelectronics are producing social and economic upheavals on the worldwide level. Technology is influencing the evolution of culture by means of changes that also involve the human being’s conception of him/ herself. Today’s technological culture tends to reduce the human being to a mechanical corporeality or to… Read more »

If you are healthy and rich…

Saint Gregory Nazianzus

If you are healthy and rich alleviate the need of whoever is sick and poor; if you have not fallen, go to the aid of whoever has fallen and lives in suffering; if you are glad, comfort whoever is sad; if you are fortunate, help whoever is smitten with misfortune. Give God proof of your… Read more »

Feast of the Divine Master 2018

Letter of Sr. Anna Maria Parenzan, Superior General

Dearest Sisters, Preparations for our 11th General Chapter are intensifying by means of the Delegation Meetings and Provincial Chapters that will be taking place on different dates up to mid-February 2019. We now have in our hands the Draft of the Work Instrument on which these important encounters will concentrate their reflections and discernments.

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Synod in Full Swing

The Synod has reached the height of its activity between plenary and minor work circles, synod fathers, young people and listeners. Many sources of information on this event can be accessed. Among other things, I find interesting the position taken by a synodal father during the daily briefing of the Vatican Press Office: adults who… Read more »

The Language of Hate Is Poisoning the Net

A growing number of Net users are expressing themselves with aggressive language, which is becoming a communicative style in contemporary society. Immediately amplified by the Net, hate language is by now passively accepted or considered “normal” by almost half of the Net’s users, according to an SWG research. The Net is reproducing more and more… Read more »

THE PRAYER

Give relief to those in distress, visit the ailing, help the poor: this is prayer. Prayer is good, and its works are beautiful. Prayer is accepted when it gives relief to one’s neighbour. Prayer is heard when it includes forgiveness of affronts. Prayer is strong when it is full of God’s strength. Aphraates, “the Sage”