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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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Brigid's Way Pilgrimage Returns

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 11-Jun-15 20:25.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) - The third St Brigid’s Way walking pilgrimage sets off on 27 June from Brigid’s Well in Faughart Co Louth and nine days later ends at Brigid’s monastic city of Kildare . Brigid's Way Celtic PilgrimageThe revival of the ancient art of pilgrimage and ‘camino’ continues with the third St Brigid’s Way Celtic walking pilgrimage.

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Summer Service Projects - Part of Year of Consecrated Life

By NRVC on 09-Jun-15 18:32.

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(NRVC) - As a way of promoting the mission and increasing the visibility of religious communities, the U.S. bishops are encouraging religious orders to sponsor service projects this summer.

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Pope Francis: A consecrated person who doesn't forgive isn't needed

By Catholic News Agency on 08-Jun-15 18:31.

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(CNA) - Moved by the testimony of two priests and a religious sister who endured atrocities during the Bosnian War, Pope Francis on Saturday told a gathering of Bosnian priests, religious and seminarians that forgiveness is an essential part of their vocation.

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West Europe Province - Conclusion of the General Canonical Visitation

By on 06-Jun-15 17:51.

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The General Canonical Visitation to the West Europe Province (Ireland and England) was conducted by Brother Rudolf Knopp on May 10 -- June 6, 2015. The visitation will take place in the communities and centres in Malawi/Africa later in the year as part of the General Canonical Visitation to Africa. The visitation was conducted under the motto, Living hospitality hopefully and boldly.

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Waterford Celebration of Year of Consecrated Life

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 05-Jun-15 21:32.

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(Ann Marie Foley- CI) Former East End gangster John Pridmore and the new Bishop of Waterford & Lismore will speak at the Little Sisters of the Poor's special vocations day later this month.

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Monks record sacred music that is 'part of air we breathe,' says one

By Abbey Jaroma - Catholic News Service on 02-Jun-15 22:51.

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(Abbey Jaroma - CNS) -Once again the hills are filled with the sound of music, only this time the music soars from Benedictine monks rather than the Von Trapp Family

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Sweating for St. John of God

By Catholic Star Herald on 01-Jun-15 21:18.

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(Catholic Star Herald) - On May 17, Baltimore Ravens quarterback, and Audubon native, Joe Flacco visited Evolution Fitness in Cherry Hill, helping children get fit, and raising money for St. John of God Community Services in Westville Grove.

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'Little' friars credit vocation boom to Pope's name

By Elise Harris, - Catholic News Agency on 29-May-15 20:44.

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(Elise Harris - CNA) - Gathered in Rome for their general chapter meeting, members of the Order of Friars Minor – better known as Franciscans – said that while vocations in general have been down in recent years, numbers have begun to rise again after Pope Francis’ election.

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