23rd June 2021
The renewal of religious life and Fratelli tutti: Reading Fratelli tutti for religious
Cardinal Michael Czerny SJ uses Fratelli tutti to ask: how are religious today invited to renew and deepen their following of Christ while contributing decisively to the mission of the Church?
20th June 2021
The renewal of religious life and Fratelli tutti
Cardinal Michael Czerny SJ reviews essential elements of Vatican II’s renewal of consecrated life and examines the development of magisterial teaching in the sixty years since.
6th August 2015
Saint Dominic and Christian charity
8 August is the Feast of Saint Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers. What picture of Christian charity do we see when we look at Dominic’s own life and at the Dominican charism?
13th April 2015
The Well Loved
Paddy Gilger SJ has found it a little disconcerting as his parents have told us how they engaged with his vocation. But in the strangeness of the experience, there has been something sacramental: he has found honesty, beauty and love.
24th March 2015
‘She was much perplexed by his words’
It is easy to assume that being the mother of a priest must bring pride and privileges, but it presents a radical challenge, says Kristin Gilger.
18th March 2015
‘When his parents saw him they were astonished’
25 Jun: When he reads Luke's account of Jesus's parents being astonished when they found their son in the Temple, Gary Gilger can relate to what Mary and Joseph would have felt...
29th September 2014
Shot in monochrome with such aching restraint that it makes most current cinematography feel like a visit to a fast food outlet, Pawel Pawlikowski’s 'Ida' - winner of Best Film at the 2013 London Film Festival - works brilliantly both as an artistic treasure and as a thoughtful and provocative tale set within the context of religious life.
18th August 2014
Buying the Field
27 July: Mt 13:44 is often cited as the scriptural basis for any theology of religious life, and it is that verse that acts as Sandra Schneiders’ ‘golden thread’ through all three volumes of her work.
31st January 2014
Religious life today - a bridge between the past and the future
In a year of commemoration of the restoration of the Society of Jesus, a young Jesuit drew inspiration in his religious life from the early Jesuits, and also from his contemporary companions.
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