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Pope Francis Reminds Christians to Have a Festive Faith

By Catholic News Agency on 16-May-15 23:03.

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(CNA) - Speaking to vowed religious, Pope Francis said Christianity must be festive. He praised the special nourishing power of a nun’s smile.

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Vocation Promotion in Kenya

By OH - FBF on 13-May-15 19:17.

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A five lesson theology series is being made available free of charge on the internet. .Lent o n Line or LOL for short, is provided by NOSTRA, the Department of Theology and Religious Studies (TRS), Mary Immaculate College (MIC), Limerick using the resources of the staff in the theology faculty.

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Catholic church warms to liberation theology as founder heads to Vatican

By Stephanie Kirchgaessner Jonathan Watts - The Guardian on 12-May-15 22:33.

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(The Guardian) - But when the 86-year-old Peruvian arrives in Rome this week as a key speaker at a Vatican event, he will be welcomed as a guest, in a striking show of how Pope Francis – the first Latin American pontiff – has brought tenets of this sometimes controversial movement to the fore of the church,

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Brothers' Golden Jubilees

By Circle of Hospitality on 26-Mar-15 23:32.

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Congratulations to Brother Kilian Keaney and Brother Terence Flynn who celebrated their Golden Jubilee of religious profession on 2nd May.

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Raul Castro to Pope: Thanks to you, I may come back to the Church

By Alvaro de Juana - Catholic News Agency on 26-Feb-15 19:46.

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(Alvaro de Juana - CNA) - Following a private meeting at the Vatican with Pope Francis, who has helped to broker improved relations between Cuba and the United States, the president of the Caribbean nation suggested he could return to the Church in the future.

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Consecrated Life at the Heart of the Church

By NRVC on 19-Jan-15 22:55.

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(NRVC) - In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) in the United States sponsored an international meeting of vocation ministers and religious leaders from across the Western world. The unprecedented meeting was generously underwritten by the Conrad N. hilton Foundation and had a three-fold purpose:

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Religious Group Focuses on Francis' Peripheries, Including Women

By Joshua J. McAlwee - National Catholic Reporter on 07-May-15 22:35.

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(Joshua J. McAlwee NCR) - One of Pope Francis' most common exhortations is that those in the Catholic church need to leave its confines to go out to society's peripheries to serve those most in need, spreading the faith through witness and work. This week, one group of Catholic sisters, brothers and priests are spending five days focusing specifically on that call -- how to live it out and what it might mean for the church in coming years.

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Meeting of Regional Commission for Vocation/Formation

By OH -FBF Website on 06-May-15 23:19.

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The Regional Commission for Vocation/Formation met in Rome on the 4th/5th May. They reviewed the work done and still in progress for the Year of Vocations to the Hospitaller way of life.

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The Order Recovers the Ancient Hospital of Granada

By OH -FBF Website on 04-May-15 20:16.

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The 27 April, was a Red Letter day for the Hospitaller Order in Granada: it was the day on which, after waiting 180 years, the Order completely recovered the ancient hospital which Saint John of God himself had begun building shortly before his death.

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31st World Youth Day

By OH -FBF Website on 04-May-15 19:59.

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As the Order had done previously for the 2011 World Youth Day in Madrid, we shall be organising an international meeting of young Hospitallers once again at next year’s WYD in Kraków.

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Richard Pampuri - WWI Veteran and Saint

By OH -FBF Website on 01-May-15 15:37.

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In the course of his canonisation on November 1, 1989, Pope John Paul II, in his homily, said: “The short but intense life of Brother Richard Pampuri is a stimulus to the whole People of God, but particularly for young people, doctors and Religious.”

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Sycamore: a new programme of evangelisation and catechesis for use in parishes, chaplaincies and schools

By Independent Catholic News on 29-Apr-15 21:42.

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(ICN) - Sycamore is a new programme of evangelisation and catechesis for use in parishes, chaplaincies, schools and other settings. It consists of ten films that explore some of the core questions often put to Christian believers:

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Bishops Affirm Religious Life on Vocations Sunday

By on 23-Mar-15 10:50.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - A Church without a vibrant religious life would be an impoverished Church, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin warned on Vocations Sunday.

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Women Entering UK Convents Hits 25 Year High

By CNN on 22-Mar-15 21:36.

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(CNN) The number of women entering convents in England and Wales has hit a 25-year high suggesting that religious life is an attractive choice for an increasing number of educated and dynamic young and older women.

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Pray & Ask: New KandLe Vocations Campaign

By catholic ireland on 25-Apr-15 11:12.

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"We haven't been 'praying and inviting' for twenty years, and look where it has got us!" states Vocations Director. “But then I opened the Gospels and saw that basically Jesus talks twice about vocations. He prays for the ‘Lord of the harvest to send workers out into his harvest,’ and then he invited people to follow him.”

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