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A poster announcing the Perpetual Vows and Diaconate Ordinate of 22 Seminarians of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans). / Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans).

Stories of Blood, Sweat & Tears Behind Africa’s Growing Vocations: Spiritans’ Testimonies

Statistics have indicated a steady increase in the number of people joining the Priesthood and Religious Life in Africa despite an overall global plunge in those choosing to dedicate their lives to service of God as Priests and Religious.

"The Future of Religious Life in Africa" a new book with a rich collection of reflections weaved together to tell the stories of consecrated life by religious people in Africa. /

New Book on Future of Religious Life in Africa Lays Bare Technology Gaps

As Fr. Isaac Kibombwe, a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) prepares for an online retreat organized by the congregation towards the end of October, he reflects on how fast the Church has adjusted to technology thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, which he says has accelerated this adjustment.

Nun at the prayer vigil for consecrated life in St. Peter's Basilica, Jan. 28, 2016. Credit: Alexey Gotovskiy/CNA /

Six sisters from same Italian convent have died, as coronavirus spreads among religious orders

Six sisters in one northern Italian convent have died of coronavirus, and nine sisters are being treated in the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, according to Italian media. Coronavirus is spreading among several religious houses in Italy.

Pope Francis prays Terce with contemplative nuns in Madagascar Sept. 7, 2019. Credit: Vatican press pool. /

Perfection is Found in Small Acts of Charity, Pope Francis tells Contemplative Nuns

The path to holiness is made up of small, daily acts of obedience and love, Pope Francis told the contemplative nuns of Madagascar in impromptu remarks Saturday.