General Announcements

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 »

Pope Francis Releases Apostolic Exhortation on Call to Holiness

Pope Francis smiling

  Pope Francis released an Apostolic Exhortation today, on the observed Feast of the Annunciation, Gaudete et exsultate: On the call to holiness in today’s world. He writes that he does not intend the document to be a “treatise.” Rather, “My modest goal is to repropose the call to holiness in a practical way for our… Read more »