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World Day of the Sick - Message of Pope Francis

By OH-FBF Website on 20-Jul-18 09:26.

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Generosity inspires and sustains the work of the many volunteers who are so important in health care and who eloquently embody the spirituality of the Good Samaritan. I express my gratitude and offer my encouragement to all those associations of volunteers committed to the transport and assistance of patients, and all those that organize the donation of blood, tissues and organs.

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Pope: Listen to the voice of the needy like St John of God

By Vatican News Website on 09-May-13 21:25.

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“I encourage you”, Pope Francis said, “to take care of your formation, without neglecting to form the laity in the charism, spirituality and mission of Christian hospitality,” and to make sure through their good works “the witness of the spirituality which nourished the life of Saint John of God is never lacking.”

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“Un gran éxito” at last night’s Panama in Dublin WYD event

By Catholic Ireland on 14-Mar-16 21:14.

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Organisers of “Panama in Dublin” were hailing the event, held in parallel with the World Youth Day meeting in South America, as a great success or as they say in Spanish ‘un gran éxito’. Speaking to CatholicIreland.net last night, Gerard Hanley, head of the centre’s youth and young adult ministry, said: “There is a really great atmosphere here. People are really enjoying the event. We have just had some 140 people, including 40 trained volunteers, sit down and enjoy a meal together and we are all in great form.

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“Who cares?” What is important is to be disciples of Jesus

By Catholic ireland - Susan Gately on 11-Jun-12 11:39.

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During week of prayer for Christian Unity, Anglican Primate of All England gives lesson in detachment, saying he is not concerned about Anglican priests entering Catholic Church. As Christians gathered across the world this week to pray together for Christian unity, the most senior member of the Church of England has said he is not concerned about Anglican priests who transfer to the Catholic Church, which he described as “such a source of inspiration”.

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Brother Jesus Etayo re-elected Prior General

By OH-FBF Website on 23-May-12 22:45.

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On Jan 26th 2019,the General Chapter continued its work with the most important act of all: the election of the new Superior General and Br. Jesus Etayo was reelected for a second term.

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Pope’s app 'Click to Pray' connects Catholics to a smartphone prayer network

By Catholic News Agency on 15-Mar-11 12:28.

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Pope Francis launched an app Sunday called “Click to Pray,” which connects Catholics to a global network to share prayer intentions via their smartphones.

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Ecumenism is not optional says Pope, as unity octave begins

By Catholic ireland - Susan Gately on 29-May-16 10:23.

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“We just work together and try to provide a Christian witness in a world which is becoming increasingly secular and anti-Church. So I think we feel we have a common purpose.” – Rev Leslie Robinson. The Week of Prayer began on Friday, with the Pope celebrating Vespers in the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Wall. This year’s theme is “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue”, from Deuteronomy 16:18-20.

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Young Irish Catholics travel to Panama for WYD2019

By Catholic Ireland - Sarah McDonald on 02-Mar-17 22:32.

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Among the thousands of young people from around the world who will converge on Panama City from 22 to 27 January for World Youth Day will be a group of 30 young pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Dublin. The Irish group attending the 34th World Youth Day includes young people from Dublin parishes, third level students and several young people from around Ireland and Europe who live in Dublin.

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2020 Study on Recent Vocations underway

By NRVC on 26-Apr-10 19:42.

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The National Religious Vocation Conference announced November 8, 2018 that, thanks to a generous grant from the GHR Foundation, it will conduct a follow-up study to its groundbreaking 2009 Study on Recent Vocations to Religious Life, which set the benchmark for tracking vocation trends in the 21st century.

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Hospitaller Order of St. John of God 69th General Chapter Commences

By OH-FBF Website on 23-Jul-14 08:56.

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78 Brothers of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God have gathered in Rome for the 69th General Chapter, from 14 January to 5 February 2019. It will be a time for prayer, discernment and reflection to discover what the Holy Spirit wants of us.

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Prayers for farm accident victims at National Ploughing Championship

By Anne-Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 30-Aug-11 20:43.

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A ‘walk of light’ for those killed and injured in farm accidents was part of the opening ceremony at the National Ploughing Championship on Tuesday (18 September). The procession was led with candles and a picture of wellingtons collected in 32 counties – each pair representing someone who has been killed or seriously injured in farm accidents.

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Interfaith prayer for planet is powerful witness to global family

By Catholic Online Susan Gately on 31-Aug-18 12:28.

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“The planet is our home, home for all of us, regardless of what faith or background we come from.” In perhaps a first for a World Meeting of Families, representatives of seven world religions came together to pray last week for the planet.

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Celebrate Water on National Holy Wells Day

By Anne-Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 18-May-18 10:45.

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Organisers of the annual National Holy Wells Day (NHWD) invite people to visit their local holy well and pray there for the protection and fair distribution of water. The sacredness of water and the tradition of holy wells will be celebrated on the second National Holy Wells Day on Sunday 17 June 2018.

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Lent is time to notice God's work, receive God's mercy, pope says

By Catholic News Service on 03-Jan-13 09:46.

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Lent is a time for Christians to get their hearts in sync with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said.

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What's a Brother?

By The Beacon on 02-Feb-13 10:29.

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But why a brother and not a priest? I always love this question because I think it’s rooted in our society of achievement. We live in a society where a higher rung on the ladder is coveted by those in it.

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