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European Youth Meeting in Ávila

By OH - FBF on 29-Aug-15 12:04.

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As part of the celebrations commemorating the 5th Centenary of the Birth of St Teresa, ver 6,000 young Europeans came together for a youth event which was held under the theme: "Troubled times, strong friends of God".

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Alpha has its Gaze Fixed on theYoung

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 29-Aug-15 11:41.

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"All the guys I went to school with are walking away from the Church. We've got to reach out to them, without forgetting older people." Alpha youth IrelandTwo years ago the average age of people in Ireland doing Alpha courses was 56. Today that average is 40.

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About the Brothers in Miami, Florida, USA and Camillus House

By OH-FBF Website on 23-Aug-15 19:10.

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Some of the 12 Cuban refugees who arrived in South Florida after a trek through eight Latin American countries pose with the Hospitaller Brothers who staff Camillus House, where the refugees found shelter July 14.

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Céilí Community evangelisation course begins

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 23-Aug-15 18:51.

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Susan Gately - CI) - Young men and women use home grown Irish community to discern religious vocations. Ceili Community LogoFour young men begin a year with the Céilí Community today in which they will try to discern if they have a vocation to the priesthood.

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Primate Pays Tribute to those in Consecrated Life

By Sarah McDonald - Catholic Ireland on 16-Aug-15 19:59.

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(Sarah McDonald- CI) - Though their numbers are smaller today, Irish religious still make “an immense contribution” to Ireland and the world by living their particular apostolates and charisms. Archbishop Eamon Martin and Sr Martina PurdyThe Primate of All Ireland has paid tribute to the women and men of Ireland who have consecrated their lives to God through religious life. In his homily on Saturday in Knock for the Feast of the Assumption, Archbishop Eamon Martin said that though their numbers are smaller today, Irish religious still make “an immense contribution” to Ireland and the world by living their particular apostolates and charisms. These include education, healthcare, prison chaplaincy, working with the marginalised and forgotten, inter-Church work, care of the elderly and helping those with special needs. Referring to the Year of Consecrated Life, he said religious men and women had chosen to ‘lose something of themselves’ by consecrating their lives totally to God as members of religious congregations of sisters, brothers or priests, and generously professing lives of poverty, chastity and obedience. Archbishop Eamon Martin adn Bishop Philip Boyce1Whether religious are actively engaged in pastoral ministry or dedicate their days to prayer and contemplation, Dr Martin said, “We praise and thank God for their witness among us.” Addressing the religious sisters, brothers or priests in the basilica in Knock on Saturday, he added, “I want to say on behalf of the Church in Ireland: We love you. We love your vocation and the mission you carry out among us.” The Primate of All Ireland said that in religious, the Church sees reflected in a special way the presence of Mary because she is the perfect model of consecrated life. “In your undivided love of God and your witness we see something of her total surrender and giving of herself to God’s will and providence, her humble acceptance of, and obedience to the Word; we see her inner life of contemplation, her sacrificing of earthly pleasures, her witness to faith, hope and charity, and of course – her joy!” Archbishop E Martin in KnockArchbishop Martin described consecrated life as a life of joy. He said this was the message that the Rise of the Roses team had been spreading around Ireland this summer. “Who could have imagined that these young women would be inspired by the Holy Spirit to travel the country celebrating religious life!” “And on their tour they have discovered it to be a life of love, happiness and joy. It is a vocation which makes a real difference to the drab, ‘throwaway culture’ that this world too often falsely promises our young people,” he said. Ten weeks ago the team of young women began their tour at the Poor Clare monastery near the birthplace of St Brigid in Faughart, Co Louth. Primate Eamon Martin and baby in KnockSince then they have visited convents in every corner of Ireland, gathering fellow young people to listen to the Sisters’ stories, share their hospitality and join them in praying the Rosary and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. On Saturday the Rise of the Roses team finished its tour at the shrine of ‘the Golden Rose’ in Knock. “On behalf of the Church in Ireland – and especially on behalf of our wonderful religious sisters, brothers and priests – I wish to thank you for reminding us of the joy and fulfilment that can be found in being consecrated to God, a people set apart,” Archbishop Martin said. He prayed, “O God we thank you for calling each one of us to follow you more closely. We thank you especially for the witness of those among us who have chosen a vocation to the consecrated life.” “Continue to inspire some of our sons and daughters to serve you as religious sisters, brothers or priests. Show us your plans for the renewal of faith in Ireland and give us all the grace we need to help wake up the world to your love.”

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Council of Europe Honours Irish Missionary Nun

By Sarah Mc Donald - Catholic Ireland on 22-Sep-14 07:27.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - Sr Dr Maura Lynch MMM, a doctor-surgeon and obstetrician, recognised for her ground-breaking work with women devastated by obstetric fistula in Africa. Sr Dr Maura Lynch MMMAn Irish member of the Medical Missionaries of Mary has been awarded the prestigious Council of Europe’s North-South Prize.

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Pope Francis establishes World Day of Prayer for Creation

By Catholic News Agency on 10-Aug-15 21:17.

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(CNA) - Pope Francis has instituted a new day of prayer and celebration for the Church entitled the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation,” to be celebrated on September 1 each year.

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Pope Talks to Youth about Discernment, Grandparents, Eucharist

By Catholic News Service on 08-Aug-15 20:56.

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Following Jesus and doing the right thing gives believers a sense of peace, but sometimes "it comes wrapped in the cross," Pope Francis told a group of teenagers and young adults.

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Tributes for Team Ireland’s outstanding achievements

By Sarah Mc Donald - Catholic Ireland on 06-Aug-15 07:17.

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(Sarah Mc Donald -CI) - Success is "a reminder to the Government that people with special needs and their families must be given every support available” - PLC.

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Polish bishop suggests World Youth Day 2016 should be ‘open to all’

By CNS on 04-Aug-15 20:55.

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(CNS) - The Polish bishop overseeing preparations for World Youth Day 2016 has urged priests to ensure that no young people are excluded because of poverty.

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Vocation Culture Assessment

By NRVC on 26-May-14 06:16.

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NRVC will publish and distribute a "Vocation Culture Assessment Tool" this fall to assist women's congregations in deepening their "vocation culture"

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World Youth Day Registration Begins - Pope First Person to Sign Up

By Carol Glatz - CNS on 28-Jul-15 22:18.

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(Carol Glatz - CNS) - Pope Francis was the first pilgrim to sign up for World Youth Day to be held in Krakow, Poland, launching the opening of registration.

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South Asia Vocations Coming from Nontraditional Catholic Communities

By The Catholic Sun on 26-Jul-15 19:02.

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(The Catholic Sun) - As religious gathered July 20-25 in Thailand for a symposium on religious life hosted by the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, religious men and women throughout the region find themselves facing new challenges to their missions.

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Faithful will step up to the mark in parishes as vocations fall

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 25-Jul-15 21:44.

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(Susan Gately - CI) -Bishop of Limerick sees vocations challenge being transformed into opportunity, but urges people who feel inklings of call, to "be generous". "We need you"

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After Ebola - Life in Liberia and Sierra Leone

By OH-FBF Website on 07-Jul-15 20:51.

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David Heyer, Manager,Hospitaller Brothers, Netherlands recently met Saint John of God Brothers Bernard and Nestor in Cameroon, their home country. Brother Bernard was sent from Sierra Leone by the Order when the three Brothers there died of Ebola. He performed heroically. Brother Nestor was a young Brother based in Sierra Leone during the worst of the crisis. Here are their stories:

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