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Sr. Maureen Colleary, FSP

Sr. Maureen is a Franciscan Sister of Peace and has been with RENEW International since 1997. She is currently engaged with Why Catholic? and ARISE Together in Christ in the United States and on U.S. military bases both here and abroad, as well as serving as the Program Manager for Longing for the Holy. Sr. Maureen also currently serves as a Council member on the Leadership Team of the Franciscan Sisters of Peace.

 

In 1995, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to the Holy Land on pilgrimage. One of the highlights of that trip was our visit to Mount Tabor. According to Christian tradition, Mount Tabor is the site of the Transfiguration of Christ, the feast we celebrate today. This is the site on which Jesus was […]

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Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi—a great day for all Franciscans around the world. Today is also the feast day of our pope – who has chosen to call himself Francis after this holy and simple man of God.   Recently we have been challenged by Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, “Laudato […]

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I have just returned from a RENEW trip to Germany where I had the pleasure of bringing our Why Catholic? process to members of the Archdiocese for the Military Services—the Catholic people who serve our country on military bases all over the world.   This trip included visits to the bases of Wiesbaden, Kaiserslautern, Vilseck, […]

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“On October 11, 1992, Pope John Paul II published his apostolic constitution The Deposit of Faith, promulgating the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC). He chose the publication date to mark the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.”   We celebrated the opening of the Year of Faith this past October […]

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During my eight years presenting RENEW in many dioceses in Nigeria, I have enjoyed the gracious hospitality of the Poor Clares in Ijebu-Ode in the southwest part of the country. I remember clearly my first visit—the anxiety I felt as I had never visited, much less stayed overnight, in a cloistered monastery. After many hours […]

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We have good news to share about being faith-filled citizens and going out and making disciples!   The California Legislative Network (CLN) is an on-line organizational vehicle that was started four years ago by the bishops of California. The CLN enables registered members to become informed and to act on the important issues affecting their […]

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I am a first generation Irish woman. Both of my parents were born in County Sligo in the West of Ireland and came to the United States as young adults. They knew each other “at home,” so it was not surprising that they were married about a year after their arrival in New York.   […]

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