General Announcements

Franciscan Friars Vote to Recommend One U.S. Province

Franciscan Friars gathering

from usfranciscans.com by Jim McIntosh ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Voicing their support for the revitalization of Franciscan life in the US, six provinces of the Order of Friars Minor have voted to form one new organization. On May 30, the friars of each of the six provinces voted at meetings in their communities to support the formation of… Read more »

Pope Confirms Heroic Virtues of 12 Servants of God

Pope Francis smiling

from vaticannews.va Pope Francis has confirmed the heroic virtues of 12 Servants of God in a decree promulgated by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on May 19th. The list of the 12 includes members of religious communities and institutes for consecrated life. Here is the full list of decrees: – the heroic virtues… Read more »

International Conference on Religious Life Held at Vatican

Nearly 700 people attended an international conference on consecrated life, held in Rome from May 3-6 by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL). Pope Francis addressed participants on May 4. His off-the-cuff remarks focused on the Holy Spirit and discernment. According to Catholic News Service, he said, “What are… Read more »

DeSales University Inaugurates Former CMSM President Rev. James Greenfield, OSFS, as 4th President

Rev. Jim Greenfield OSFS

  On a very windy but joyful day in Center Valley, Pa. on April 4, 2018, DeSales University faculty, administrators, delegates from universities spanning several states, representatives from several religious communities and more gathered for the inauguration celebration as University alumnus and former CMSM President Rev. James J. Greenfield, OSFS formally began his tenure as… Read more »