- Oct 24, 2020
After the founder of an Italian community denied that he has disobeyed a papal order to vacate his monastery over issues of governance, a papal delegate to the group has said the founder is in fact still living on the premises.
Men and women religious need to live out their mission serving people by having their gaze fixed on God, not on worldly things, Pope Francis said.
After their founder’s removal last month due to problems of governance, an Italian monastery has issued a public apology for the scandal created by the episode, offering a tic-toc of the events which led to their leader’s exile.
Among the latest casualties of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Italy are five sisters belonging to a convent in the country’s northern Piedmont region, prompting the immediate isolation and quarantine of the remaining nuns.
Discovering one’s vocation to marriage, priesthood or religious life and making the decision to embrace it takes courage, Pope Francis said.
When one is totally in love with the Lord, then poverty, chastity and obedience are not sacrifices, but vehicles of freedom, Pope Francis told consecrated men and women.