In The Spotlight
The first anniversary of the earthquake that rocked the islands of Bohol and Cebu was celebrated on October 14, 2014. It was declared a public holiday yesterday in Bohol.
Papua is the land and a tribe of a promising mission. The land is huge and rich in its natural resources, ecological biodiversity and multi tribal indigenous people. Papua’s land area is approximately 420,000 kms.
The Hindi Service of Radio Veritas Asia known as Satyaswar, which means the voice of truth, has earned an important place among the International Radio Broadcasts. Over the last 24 years, it has become an important name in the list of the international radio broadcasting stations that makes a difference in the lives of thousands of listeners.
Photo: Pope signs new Encyclical "Fratelli Tutti on St Francis tomb in Assisi
During Angelus this blessed afternoon, on the Feast of the Seraphic Father, St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis officially launched the publication of his Encyclical entitled “Fratelli Tutti” which speaks on fraternity and social friendship. I am sure a good number of you witnessed this momentous event through the various mass media outlets available to you.
Fr. José Boeing (from Brazil) anf Fr. Miguel Heinz (from Germany) of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) who participated in the synod for Amazon share their impression on the synod.
The way to 2018: Don't wait! Start now!
International Youth Day was celebrated in Janvikas, Indore on 12th August, by the youth from the slums of Indore city. The theme of the International Youth Day 2016 was: "The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production." Janvikas Society has initiated a new venture with the help of the Mission Office (Steyler Missionare), Austria to organize the youth in the slums of Indore city to enable them to empower the society. Four such Youth Clubs are formed in each slum to orient the youth (both boys and girls) and to assist them to become better, responsible citizens of the country.
Photo: A Left: A sign outside the chapel on the campus of the Catholic Health Training Institute in Wau, South Sudan. Right: The chapel on the campus of the Catholic Health Training Institute in Wau, South Sudan (GSR photo / Chris Herlinger)
Indian Sr. Leema Rose is a member of the Missionary Sisters, Servants of the Holy Spirit and heads the Catholic Health Training Institute in Wau, South Sudan, where she oversees a nursing training program for certified nurses and midwives.
Sr. Kavita with mother and new born. Every year, around 700 pregnant women come to our clinic for a check-up. Most of them deliver their baby in their homes and the difficult cases come to the clinic. These difficult deliveries are always a nightmare for us in Weragu, Ethiopia. The joyful event of giving birth can suddenly turn into an unforeseen crisis.
Bad Driburg / Generalate of the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters from Steyl
In an official letter dated February 25, 2015, the Holy See has given the go signal for the beatification process for the Co-foundress and first Superior General of the Steyl Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters, Adolfine Tönnies (Mother Mary Michael).