B.C. To Host Religious Life Meeting

Boston College will host hundreds of area priests, nuns and brothers on Saturday, Feb. 27, as they gather to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing their vocations at a conference titled "Religious Life on the Threshold of the 21st Century." Sponsored by the University and the Jesuit Community, the conference is open to religious orders in the Archdiocese of Boston's western region. It will feature a morning Mass at St. Ignatius Church celebrated by Boston Auxiliary Bishop Emilio Allué, SDB, and afternoon talks in the Lower Campus Dining Hall by Center for Ignatian Spirituality Director Howard Gray, SJ, and Sister Kathleen Keating, SSJ, president of Elms College in Chicopee.

The focus will be on preparing for the needs and issues religious orders are likely to encounter as the next century begins.

St. Mary's Chapel Prefect James O'Brien, SJ, said the conference is intended as a way for the archdiocese to "stay in touch with the male and female religious, as well as to celebrate the consecrated life."

-Sean Smith

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