Wednesday saw us up with the sunrise and setting off in a small coach to the Vatican.  The security from here to our places was as strong as at any airport. Eventually we arrived at seats very close to where Pope Francis was sitting to speak to the people. Continue reading

“Tens of millions of children are forced to work in degrading conditions, exposed to forms of slavery and exploitation, as well as abuse, maltreatment and discrimination. Continue reading

This UN Update provides us with lots of interesting information and links. We have a Reflection from IBVM General leadership on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda as an integral framework for implementing our Christian and religious charism and our General Congregation Orientations or calls. Continue reading

“The parable of the rich man and Lazarus teaches us that other persons are a gift. A right relationship with people consists in gratefully recognizing their value. Continue reading

María Ward :  Una mujer llamada a “algo distinto”

Introducción De la Vida en pinturas (cuadro 21): “En 1609, en Londres cuando María acababa de hacer su meditación, le parecía que no la había hecho con bastante fervor. Para remediarlo, mientras se vestía, se propuso ayudar a una persona noble a entrar a una Orden religiosa procurándole la dote requerida. Continue reading

A woman called to “something different”

From the Painted Life (No. 21): In London in 1609, when Mary had completed her meditation, it seemed she had not done it with sufficient fervour. To remedy this as she was getting dressed, she determined to help a noble person join a religious Order by providing her with the required dowry. Continue reading

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