September 10, 2021: Here’s a roundup of some recent news on religious life:

  • Addressing the Claretians, who are in Rome for their General Chapter, Pope Francis encouraged them to contemplate and remain intimate with the Lord for their mission to be fruitful
  • Jesuit Br. Michael Wooters swam nearly eight miles to raise money for the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School: “‘I pitched this idea to (the school) and they thought I was nuts,’ Brother Wooters said” (read more at CNS)
  • Registration for the Religious Formation Conference 2021 Congress is open
  • COVID-19 continues to hit religious communities hard; Crux documents a Brazilian convent with 5 recent deaths
  • Aleteia writes about five biological sisters who became sisters in the same congregation
  • Global Sisters Report hosted a panel discussion of sisters suggesting additional vows besides poverty, chastity, and obedience