Pope Paul VI Institute Becomes St. Paul VI Institute

Franciscan Sister Renee Mirkes updates us on the latest from Pope Paul VI Institute while still celebrating the canonization of St. Paul VI.

The first phase of our 42nd annual education conference that trains physicians in NaProTechnology and future teachers in FertilityCare brought national and International participants to Omaha the week of October 13th to the 20th.


The second phase of the conference in April will bring additional international students from Italy, Germany, Nigeria, and Australia. Although English is a second, third or fourth language for most of these people, they blend beautifully with the seventy plus American participants as they study and pray together, all the while relishing the canonization of St. Paul VI and the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the Church’s teaching on responsible family planning.

My privilege of serving on the Pope Paul VI Institute faculty during this conference is to witness up close and personal the generous commitment of these healthcare professionals to the call of St. Paul VI to develop a system of family planning that enables couples to confidently achieve or avoid a pregnancy in a way that totally conforms to their dignity as human persons.

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