Posts Tagged ‘Discernment’

Discernment Comments 0

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Church teaching comes as a “one size fits all” but at the same time, the Church recognises that God calls us as individuals. Through the sacraments, gospels and prayer, Jesus helps me to discern what is more life-giving and what is less life-giving. Ignatius of Loyola saw discernment as very important in spiritual life, and Read more

St Ignatius and finding your purpose in life Comments 0

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

As a teacher in our parish school, I often ask the kids what they want to be when they grow up. The most popular answer is a sports star (I’m not alone!). Veterinarian, scientist, and doctor are also frequently mentioned. Asking questions about why you’re here and what will make you happy is too often neglected. When planning for the Read more

In Amoris Laetitia, Pope calls for compassionate Church Comments 0

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

In a new document, Pope Francis has called for renewed efforts to strengthen marriages, while being compassionate and close to people in their frailty. The 325-paragraph document, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), draws together almost three years of consultation with Catholics around the world, including synods in 2014 and 2015. Among the many topics Read more

Revival in entries to women’s religious orders in England Comments 0

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

The number of women entering religious orders in England and Wales has reached a 25-year high. Forty-five women chose to pursue their vocations last year, the highest number since the 1980s. The number for 2014 was up from 30 the previous year. The figures, released by the National Office for Vocation in England and Wales, Read more

Pope warns against accepting unbalanced people into orders Comments 0

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Pope Francis has warned religious orders against letting low numbers of new vocations influence whom they accept into religious life. The Pope was speaking to a conference of religious formation directors in Rome on Saturday. He told the 1200 directors that they must be “gravely attentive” to those they are guiding. This is so that Read more