Together for Effective Digital and Evangelical Communications: a commitment for the coming years

Together for Effective Digital and Evangelical Communications: a commitment for the coming years


Final Statement of the First International Meeting of Communication for Religious Life


Communication in and of Religious Life is becoming more and more important in order to be present and to help lead the new generations and our congregations into the future that is already underway.



Raising awareness about the digital nature of the paradigm of our life, both in society and in the Church: This awareness doesn’t just strengthen and focus on our communication on social media, but rather on all dimensions of our life


Considering communication as one of the missions of Religious Life, one that we are encouraged to by the Holy Spirit, who guides us to proclaim the Gospel in the Church.


Having digital missionaries in every institute, with the mission of creating communion and building bridges of dialogue in the digital continent, the sixth in our world



Professionalizing communication, by investing in financial and human resources. Defining an effective internal and external communication system, at the service of a targeted, integrated and method-based communication strategy 


Giving official recognition to the role of the communication officer and to the members of his/her team (sisters and lay people) at various levels (e.g., at the general, provincial, and local level)


At all levels, awakening leaderships to the digital culture and to its potential in the fields of evangelization, vocational pastoral, and charism promotion

Cultivate collaborative leadership in communion and co-creation with government at various levels (congregation, provinces if any, and local). Enhancing synodal relationships, based on trust and subsidiarity

Encouraging all members of the congregation (both sisters and lay people) to participate and commit themselves to a form of communication that is not just limited to information circulation. Involving members in the active development and exchange of contents (e.g., news and resources).

An effective external communication is nourished by the effective internal communication of the congregation.



Boosting professional formation for both the consecrated and lay people, who work in the field of communication in Religious Life

Including digital formation in the programs of initial formation, as part of the curriculum and as an education method: Educating to digital proficiency and educating by means of digital skills. Ensuring lifelong learning for formators, bridging the gap between the analogue and digital paradigms


Educating sisters to embrace a culture of digital communication and to develop critical thinking, whatever their age and role 


Learning and developping a discernment-based spirit, which is crucial in this constantly evolving digital world



Admiring the work of God in enhancing both technological progress and our mission. We commit to the responsible and wise use of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT/TIC)


Knowing the potential and ethical limits of Generative Artificial Intelligence: Formation in Artificial Intelligence, formation by means of Artificial Intelligence


Taking advantage of social media and other digital platforms, to start dialoguing with those who are outside of the Church, speaking a language that those who do not share our same values may understand. We are called to go out of our symbolical “convent”


Build spaces for collaboration, exchange of resources and discernment between congregations in the field of communication. We are called to make the Religious Life Charism more visible and known

Building a relationship of trust with the press, both Catholic and non-Catholic.


Joanne Gallagher

Im interested.



Texte très bon...merci


Ana Ramírez Ugarte

Gracias por compartir este documento y gracias por haber llegado a redactarlo para que oriente nuestras actividades y forma de comunicar. Espero que llegue a la vida próximamente.


Sagrario Soto Soto

Sin duda que los conocimientos que he recibido, me serán de gran ayuda en el mundo de la comunicación digital. ¡Muchas gracias!


Martha Mendieta

Muchas gracias por el excelente trabajo tanto de la semana internacional de la comunicación y de los diferentes encuentros que nos prepararon a ello. Nos dejaron motivadas para continuar el trabajo con muchos desafío y esperanzas. También valoro el material que nos han enviado. Gracias mil y una santa y Feliz Navidad


Paola Moggi

Thanks for the marvellous opportunity to meet, learn, reflect together and hopefully build wider collaborations. Communication is life! Paola Moggi, Comboni Missionary Sister South Sudan


isabel miguelez franco

Gracias por sus aportes en formación. NOs ayuda a reflexionar, a tomar conciencia de esta realidad y siempre, siempre, nos anima a seguir adelante en esta realdiad cambiante y llena de retos. Gracias de nuevo y que siga la formación


Felismina Pedro

Ha algumas coisas que não compreendo. Tais como a formação no campo digital e partilha. Isto para formadores e formandas?


Maria Helena Rodrigues C. Moreira

Merci beaucoup pour cette formation bien actuelle et nécessaire dans nos jours.


Daniela Maccati

Todo muy puntual y muy importante. Gracias.


Daniela Maccati

Todo muy puntual y muy importante. Gracias.


Sr. Blessing Okpe S O.N

It is a very good initiative that gave and will help Religious Sisters to use the social media to discuss truth on important issues affecting our vocation and the world at large. To also communicate the truth with one voice.


Celina Souza Ramires

Foi uma experiência maravilhosa, obrigada!



Many thanks to you, UISG, for your leadership in highlighting how effective communication is living and sharing the mission of religious life - that of giving witness to the Good News, the person of Jesus Christ and God's unconditional love.


Sr. Theresa Ann

Looking forward to the communications…thank You


Sr. Pat Dowling

Thank you UISG for envisioning a way to bring communication to the forefront of religious life as a mission emphasizing the importance of this means to evangelize, promote vocations and highlight the charisms of our congregations; and to do so by being formed as capable individuals who can communicate with the ever increasing digital continent who thirsts for meaning and connection. May the Spirit continue to ignite all of our hearts so we can communicate the "Good News"!


María Labra Madariaga

Muchas gracias por este encuentro internacional de comunicación que nos desafía, entre muchas cosas, a habitar el nuevo continente, el continente digital. El Espíritu nos anime no solo a ampliar la tienda sino también a abrir la puerta e irradiar el amor de Dios que urge al modo de Jesús Bendiciones a cuantos hicieron posible esta experiencia. GRACIAS!



Me interesa, excelente todo.

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