Extraordinary Month of Mission

Posted on: 01 October 2019

Pope Francis has designated October 2019 as an "Extraordinary Month of Mission" to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Maximum Illud, Pope Benedict XV’s Apostolic Letter that gave a new impetus to the missionary proclamation of the Gospel to all peoples.

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Letter from Sister Maureen for the feast of St. Francis

Posted on: 30 September 2019

Sister Maureen has written a letter for the feast of St. Francis. It can be found under seasonal reflections.

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Sister Maureen's reflection on delegates' meeting in Rome

Posted on: 17 May 2019

Thanks to so many of you who have written to thank me for the emails I sent last week. I am pleased you enjoyed hearing what I have been doing. Today we began meetings for those who are the delegates representing the other leaders in their country and as you will remember I am here for the leaders from the UK.

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Sister Maureen’s reflection: 12 May

Posted on: 16 May 2019

Yesterday I moved from the hotel where we had to be for the conference to a convent guest house near St Peter’s. It is only three minutes walk away.

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Sister Maureen at the meeting of UISG members with Pope Francis

Posted on: 15 May 2019

As I told you yesterday, we had a papal audience today and it was truly wonderful. We were all in for breakfast as soon as the dining room opened at 6am and we left afterwards in a fleet of taxis for St Peter's where we queued up with other pilgrims to go through security for Mass under the window of the Holy Spirit which also shows the chairs of St Peter.

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UISG Plenary talk: Sowers of Prophetic Hope: The Call to Interreligious Dialogue

Posted on: 14 May 2019

Prof. Donna Orsuto spoke to the Plenary on the topic of "Sowers of Prophetic Hope: The Call to Interreligious Dialogue." She spoke of 5 practical ways to do this:

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Sister Maureen: reflection on day 4 at UISG Plenary

Posted on: 13 May 2019

Today has been another very full day which again began with a beautiful prayer in Spanish based on our senses and the need to use them in our inter religious dialogue.

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Sister Maureen's Reflection on Day 3: Living Interculturally

Posted on: 12 May 2019

Our theme today was living interculturally and we began with a beautiful prayer when first of all we were all asked to remove our shoes because we were walking on holy ground. With barefoot open hearts we listened to the words of the prophet Isaiah 43:18-20.

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UISG Plenary Talk Intercultural Life As a Sign of Prophetic Hope

Posted on: 11 May 2019

"Signs give us clues, call our attention and point us to something that goes beyond themselves. They are concrete, they are temporary, and they must be correctly interpreted and decoded. Now, for all these reasons, signs are fragile and limited…

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Sister Maureen's reflection on Days 1 and 2 Plenary Sessions

Posted on: 10 May 2019

I promised to share a few reflections on the talks we are hearing at the UISG plenary sessions. On Monday afternoon we had our first presentation from Sr Teresa Maya on the subject of a vision for the future of Religious Life.

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UISG talks on the Care of the Planet

Posted on: 09 May 2019

There were two talks given today at the Plenary that focused on the care of the planet.The first talk is titled "Sowers of Prophetic Hope for the Planet. The Responsibilities of Religious Life: A Biblical Perspective."

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Reflection on the theme of being sowers of hope in our world today

Posted on: 08 May 2019

My prayer this morning took me back to the opening prayer of the conference which reminded us that as women religious we are called to go out to the whole world because like the women before the empty tomb we are called to give hope to the world.

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