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Religious Life and the New Media: Being in Relation or Being Connected?

Religious life always mirrors the changes taking place in society. Religious communities are microcosms within which people who enter it bring with them all the baggage they acquired prior to their entrance, but also all the material received from contact with the outside world. In this way, the religious community finds itself managing all the… Read more »

Christmas 2020

Letter of Sr. Anna Caiazza, Superior General

Dearest Sisters and young women in formation, Meditating on the Prologue of John’s Gospel, which the Liturgy proposes to us on Christmas Day, my heart was captured–and not randomly–by this phrase: “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it” (Jn. 1:5). Light and darkness: a conflict that characterizes…

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Solemnity of Jesus Christ, Divine Master 2020

Letter of Sr. Anna Caiazza, Superior General

Dearest sisters and young women in formation, On the day on which we celebrate the Solemnity of Jesus Christ, Divine Master, let us welcome once again with marvel and gratitude the most precious good that Blessed James Alberione passed on to us: “I have neither silver nor gold, but I give you what I have…

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The Communication

Pope Francis

Communication has the power to build bridges, to enable encounter and inclusion, and thus to enrich society. How beautiful it is when people select their words and actions with care, in the effort to avoid misunderstandings, to heal wounded memories and to build peace and harmony. Words can build bridges between individuals and within families,… Read more »

The Modern Media

Pope Francis

Today the modern media, which are an essential part of life for young people in particular, can be both a help and a hindrance to communication. The media can be a hindrance if they become a way to avoid listening to others, to evade physical contact, to fill up every moment of silence and rest. The… Read more »

Forgiveness

Pope Francis

Forgiveness is itself a process of communication. When contrition is expressed and accepted, it becomes possible to restore and rebuild the communication which broke down. Pope Francis

Neighbourliness

Pope Francis

How, can communication be at the service of an authentic culture of encounter? What does it mean for us, as disciples of the Lord, to encounter others in the light of the Gospel? In spite of our own limitations and sinfulness, how do we draw truly close to one another? These questions are summed up… Read more »