CMSM released the following statement this week following Pope Francis’ remarks on abuse against women religious by some clergy: We are grateful to Pope Francis for shining a light on the tragic mistreatment of women religious by clergy wherever it has occurred. This abuse against our sisters in faith and service is inexcusable and indefensible…. Read more »
New CARA research released for the World Day of Consecrated Life on Feb. 2, suggests good news for religious vocations. Catholic News Service reports that CARA researchers found 240 men and women had professed religious life in 2018, up from 200 in the prior survey. Seventy-one percent of CMSM major superiors responded to the annual survey… Read more »
Winter Leadership Gathering
Jan. 26-30, 2020 | Tucson, Arizona
Take time away to relax and recharge with daily talks, group reflection, Mass, time on your own, socials, and wonderful meals. Perfect for individuals or councils. The morning leader will be Fr. Domenico Di Raimondo, MSpS. Bishop Gerald Kicanas will be an afternoon discussion facilitator. Learn more, see the schedule, and register.
New Leader Workshop
March 2-4, 2020 | Greenbelt, Maryland
Designed for major superiors and councilors in office two years or less, this is a great opportunity to connect with others new to leadership, to learn from experts, and to ask questions on personnel, canon and civil law, safeguarding, finance, self-care, and more. Learn more and register.
JPIC National Gathering
March 16-18, 2020 | Las Cruces, New Mexico
For JPIC promoters from CMSM member institutes, this national gathering will use the lens of immigration to Identify, Build, and Witness: exploring what JPIC promoters are doing to create systemic change, while building our national network for collaborative strategic action. Learn more and register.
Religious Brothers Symposium
April 4, 2020 | Boston, Massachusetts
This national day-long celebration of the life and vocation of Brothers will include speakers, liturgy, and more. Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, director of the Vatican Observatory and president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation, will be the keynote speaker. See the schedule and register here.