All in: Women's religious orders invest in synod process

The leaders of religious orders around the world are taking very seriously not only preparations for the Synod of Bishops assembly in 2023, but the whole idea of making the Catholic Church more "synodal" -- a place where everyone is called to prayer, discernment and responsibility for the church and its mission.

Religious superiors at UISG plenary see realism as important part of synod process


Brazilian Cardinal João Braz de Aviz told the superiors May 3 that their organization has been operating in a synodal manner since its founding more than 50 years ago, recognizing each other as sisters and accepting differences among them as something that enriches them all.

Refugee flow to Poland has slowed, but sisters still reach out to help

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the volunteers who help them head to the Przemysl train station each night and invite war-weary travelers to their house to rest.

Polish convent finds new joy — and noise — welcoming Ukrainian orphans

Two days after Russia invaded Ukraine, two sisters of the Congregation of Sisters of the Angels who staff a Zhytomyr home for orphans, decided it was time to take the kids and leave.