- Mar 4, 2021
After closing one of their locations and setting it aside for the exclusive use of their founder, Italy’s Bose Monastery has announced their decision to reopen the property after the refusal of founder Enzo Bianchi to leave after twice being ordered to do so by the Vatican.
For Sister Vimala Joseph, consecrated life is about the beauty of Jesus.
Virtually addressing members of consecrated life serving the Archdiocese of Washington, Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory spoke of the challenges of the past year and thanked them for the work they do.
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.