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New CARA Study Positive on Religious Vocations

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 »

Safeguarding Webinar Series

CMSM is launching a new safeguarding webinar series in mid-February. Open to CMSM member institutes and their staffs, the free monthly webinars will cover communications, pastoral care, the use of restorative justice for community healing, and file reviews. Email us for details and registration information. The first webinar is Feb. 14.

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Pope Francis meets with CMSM leaders

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Upcoming Events

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.

Brother Symposium thumbnailReligious 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.