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22nd April World Day of Prayer for Vocations

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

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The Holy Father said 2018 is a special year for vocations, because the Synod of Bishops will reflect on young people, especially “the relationship between young people, faith, and vocation”. He went on to say that “We are not victims of chance or swept up in a series of unconnected events; on the contrary, our life and our presence in this world are the fruit of a divine vocation,”

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Report on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment 20/02/2018 12:00 pm

By The Catholic Church in England and Wales Website on 15-Mar-11 12:28.

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The Report on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment has been written by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales in response to a worldwide consultation that is taking place in preparation for the Synod of the same name that is to take place in October 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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Young adult delegates to pre-synod gathering span vocations

By Catholic News Agency on 03-Mar-15 22:03.

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The U.S. bishops have selected the young adult delegates who will represent the country at the pre-synod gathering in Rome this March, which will take place before the 2018 Youth Synod of Bishops in October.

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Why do some young people leave the Church? A new study investigates

By Catholic News Agency on 29-Apr-14 06:46.

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A national two-year study released this week offers a look at why young people are leaving the Church as early as age 13. The study was released today by St. Mary’s Press and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University (CARA).

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Religious Vocations in Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities

By Vocations Ireland on 29-May-16 10:23.

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This is a research project carried out on behalf of Vocations Ireland by Dr. Noelia Molina. The study report noted, “The Irish Catholic Church has been shaken to the very core of its structure,” by sex abuse and clericalism. This has coincided with steep declines in the practice of Catholicism in Ireland and much-reduced numbers and visibility of religious. Furthermore, religious themselves point to weak leadership in their own institutes and the wider Irish church as a problem.

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Hospitaller Order of St John of God on its future in Spain

By OH-FBF Website on 11-Jun-12 11:39.

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The Hospitaller Order in Spain has a network of 75 social and health care centres, 220 Brothers, about 12,000 employees and 3,600 volunteers. The Interprovincial Chapter for the three Spanish Provinces is taking place from the 15th-25th January looking at "The Future of Hospitality in Spain".

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Don’t let fear keep you from welcoming the stranger, Pope says

By Catholic News Agency on 21-May-12 22:02.

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“The sin is to refuse to encounter the other, to encounter the different, to encounter the neighbor, when this is in fact a privileged opportunity to encounter the Lord.”

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A group sculpture dedicated to St John of God

By OH-FBF Website on 09-Jul-12 22:32.

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A beautiful group sculpture dedicated to Saint John of God has just been inaugurated in Palencia (Spain), commemorating the 425th anniversary of the Order's presence in the city.

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“Our life and our presence in this world are the fruit of a divine vocation!”

By Sarah McDonald - Catholic Ireland on 23-Mar-12 22:53.

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The Synod of Bishops meets next October to discuss the relationship between young people, faith and vocation. The theme of God’s plan for men and women in every age is at the heart of Pope Francis’ message for 2018 World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

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Irish attend Vocations Conference in Rome

By Anne-Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 10-Oct-14 06:44.

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If we want to generate a culture of vocations, it is not going to happen in isolation, it is certainly not going to happen if we are not investing in youth ministry.he explained. He said that young enthusiastic “switched on” Catholics do not grow on trees. “We’ve got to be engaging with the (youth) culture.

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Vocations Ireland Researches Post-Secular Generation

By CORI Website on 06-Aug-14 10:33.

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Youth ministry is a vital factor in promoting vocations according to a recently published study. Prepared on behalf of Vocations Ireland, the study highlights the significance of producing a “spiritual literacy” that connects and reassures young people and which creates groups, weekends, and daily spaces for them.

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More than just food for thought: first World Day of the Poor this weekend

By Catholic Ireland on 21-Nov-14 09:12.

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In Dublin, parishes are asked to mark World Day of the Poor by organising support for the Crosscare Parish Food Appeal, which takes place in two weeks' time

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What is it like to be a religious brother?

By Catholic News Agency on 07-Aug-12 11:04.

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Jim Peterson is a Capuchin brother with the Capuchin Franciscans of the St. Mary Province, which encompasses New England and New York. He spoke with CNA about the vocation of a religious brother during Vocations Awareness Week.

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