MONTREAL, May 18, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - From May 26-29, 2016, 300 leaders of Catholic religious congregations from across Canada will gather at the Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel for the 31st General Assembly of the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC).
The main theme of this assembly – The mission of congregational leaders: discerning hope amid the challenges – will be addressed by Simon Pierre Arnold, osb. He will also respond to issues raised by the attendees on this topic.
A Benedictine Abbot originally from Belgium, Father Arnold is the founder of a monastery in Peru where he has been living for the past 40 years. He has written, in Spanish, several books on the Church and on religious life, some of them are published in French.
This gathering, held every two years, is an opportunity for leaders of religious congregations, members of the CRC, to meet and share on their experiences and daily challenges. At the end of the General Assembly, the members will propose orientations for the next two years and elect a new Administrative Council.
The Canadian Religious Conference is an association that brings together the leaders of 200 Catholic congregations of women and men religious in Canada. The CRC's mission is to encourage its members to live fully their vocation in following Chris and to support them in their prophetic witness to justice and peace within the society and the Church.
SOURCE Canadian Religious Conference
For further information: and interview requests: Jean-Michel Bigou, Communications Coordinator for the CRC, Telephone: 514-259-0856, extension 105, Cell Phone: 514-659-0622, E-mail: [email protected] ; Louise Stafford, fsp, Assistant Communications Coordinator for the CRC, Telephone: 514-259-0856, extension 109, Cell Phone: 514-506-9881, E-mail: [email protected]