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Ireland: New prayer initiative for Vocations Sunday

By Independent Catholic News on 22-Dec-10 16:13.

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Vocations Sunday will be marked in Ireland this year with the launch of a new vocations prayer initiative. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. To coincide with this event the Bishops’ Council for Vocations in collaboration with Saint Joseph’s Young Priests Society, the Knights of Saint Columbanus and Vocations Ireland are asking that on the opening day of the centenary celebrations on 13 May, a time of prayer will be held for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life in Ireland.

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Desktop Project

By OH-FBF Website on 06-Mar-11 10:30.

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The 4th meeting of the delegates of the Orders’ and Sisters’? Centres taking part in the DESkTOP project subsidised by the European Erasmus+ programme met in Barcelona at the Provincial Curia of the Hospitaller Order.

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Pope encourages young people to ask tough questions at pre-synod launch

By Catholic News Agency on 02-Mar-17 22:32.

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Pope Francis opened this week's pre-synod meeting telling youth to hold nothing back and to have the courage to ask the “raw” and direct questions about life, love, and vocation.

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Archbishop Eamon Martin remembers the crew of Rescue 116 in his message for Saint Patrick’s Day 2017

By Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference on 30-Apr-15 17:42.

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Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland has sent warm greetings from the Cathedral City of Saint Patrick in Armagh to Irish people everywhere

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Prayer is our first response to vocations crisis, Pope tells Die Zeit

By Catholic Ireland (Cian Molloy) on 17-Dec-14 22:57.

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In the interview, which was published in full on Thursday, the Pope discussed the vocations crisis that is affecting the Church across the world. ...The first response, he said, must be to pray. “The Lord told us to pray; prayer is missing,” he said.

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Vocation/Formation Meeting Central Europe

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

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Sr Ruth Pucher MC, presented the ?Religious VolunteerYear? project, of which she is the coordinator. Augustinian, Fr Manfred Krautsieder, explained what is the attraction of the ReligiousLife to men and women of our age.

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Faith-based volunteering can pave a path to vocations

By Global Sisters Report -Kristen Whitney Daniels on 26-Apr-10 19:42.

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(GSR) When Tracey Horan started her internship with the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, she had no idea what the next year would have in store. Horan thought that she might even "meet a nice farm boy and settle down." Now, Horan is discerning her first vows with the same group of sisters.

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Want to aid vocations? Helping reduce debt is key, this group says

By CNA - Kevin Jones on 13-May-13 07:14.

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(CNA) Personal and student debt can slow down or prevent prospective seminarians and aspirants to religious orders from pursuing their vocations, but one organization with national scope aims to change that.

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Magi's journey reflects people's longing for God

By Catholic News Agency on 12-Sep-12 21:55.

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(CNS) The Magi had the courage to set out on a journey in the hope of finding something new, unlike Herod who was full of himself and unwilling to change his ways, Pope Francis said.

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Let's All be People of Peace in 2017

By Catholic Ireland (Cian Molloy) on 05-Jan-17 21:35.

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(CI) We can all contribute during 2017 to peace if we learn to model our lives more closely on the beautiful, yet challenging example of Jesus. Little acts of love and kindness can melt even the most stubborn of vengeful hearts, says Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh in a message for World Day of Peace, which is celebrated today, New Year’s Day, 1 January.

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A new 'vocational culture' is needed in the Church, Pope Francis says

By Catholic News Agency on 03-Feb-14 22:05.

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(CNA) A fresh and courageous perspective is needed when it comes to helping youth discern and discover their vocation.

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Solemn Profession of Br. Pascal Keita

By OH-FBF Website on 03-Dec-16 17:16.

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On the Feast of All Saints, our Brother, Pascal Keita, from the African Province of Saint Augustine, made his solemn profession here at the General Curia at a ceremony attended by about fifty people.

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Reality magazine celebrates 80 years

By Sarah McDonald on 11-Nov-16 21:35.

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(CI) “We need a Catholic media to champion the Catholic perspective and to which Catholics can turn for support, information, and guidance."

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From MU to OP – a Red Devil becomes a Black Friar

By Catholic Ireland on 07-Nov-16 22:09.

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(CI) A former Manchester United player, Philip Mulryne, who was capped 27 times for Northern Ireland, was ordained a deacon last week and is due to become a priest next year.

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Identity and Mission of the Religious Brother in the Church

By Vidimus Dominum on 30-Oct-16 22:52.

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An international group of Brothers from different religious congregations has worked in order to offer some resources for reading, deeper study, prayer and sharing on the document.

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