Home Abortion Aids & Hiv Euthanasia Homosexuality Lebanon Natural Family Planning Contact Me   
Daily News  »
Archives
Photo Album
Arabic Church News
Arabic Church Titles
Arabic Encyclopedia
Arabic Vatican News
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Church History
Code of Eastern Canon Law
Code of Western Canon Law
Council for Justice and Peace
Papal Documents
Papal Encyclicals
Paths of the Spirit
Pontifical Academy for Life
Saints & Angels
The 21 Ecumenical Councils
The Catholic Encyclopedia
The Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Fathers of the Church
The Holy Father
The II Vatican Council
The List of Popes
The Mysteries of the Rosary
The New Jerusalem Bible
Way of the Cross
Question and Answer
- Faith FAQs
 
Newsletter
Your name:
   
Your email:
   
   Subscribe Unsubscribe
 
Latest Posts
- Use of the Te Deum
- Panama: Pope Confirms Participation in World Youth Day 2019
- LITURGY Q & A: 3rd Readings for a Solemnity
- LITURGY Q & A: Churches of Parishes and of Religious Congregations
- Pope Francis: Family is Center of God’s Plan
 
   
Media
- Tv Charity
- Radio Maria
- Radio Charity - Lebanon
 
Slide Shows & Movies
- Psalm 23
- Be United Against...
- You Are Mine
- Abortion
- Mother Teresa
- Promise
 
Calendar
  July 2018  
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Number Of Visitors:
400838
 
A Life Not for the Faint of Heart, Says Nun
ROME, JULY 15, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The life of a religious is about taking risks and "giving one's life," says the secretary-general of the International Union of Superiors General.

"I don't doubt for an instant that if religious life disappeared, the world, humanity, would miss us," Sister Mar?a Victoria Castej?n said in an interview with ZENIT.

Sister Castej?n, of the Society of the Sacred Heart, lives and works in Rome, from an office full of light and air, a good metaphor for religious life, she says. Religious life is "an open life to let in air and light," she said.

Born in Vitoria, Spain, Sister Castej?n has been on mission in several continents. She has dedicated herself above all to formation, retreats, and the stimulation of religious life.

More than numbers

"What must be clear is that religious life cannot be measured only numerically. I really believe that what was not so normal was the growth of vocations after the World Wars. Today the number is more reduced but, perhaps, it is somewhat more real," she said.

"Religious life is a sincere commitment to give one's life for the kingdom. I don't think it is about large numbers. Let's reflect on where the men and women religious are to be found: in the Tsunamis, in places of conflict, where the cause of the poor must be defended and, in this defense, more than one has suffered martyrdom," she said.