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"The world needs to know that I don’t 'suffer' from Down syndrome"

By Catholic News Service on 07-Oct-15 18:05.

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In her own words, Bridget Brown is “a self-advocate, an inclusion advocate, an actress… and a young woman with Down syndrome.” She also loves her life and wants others to know that each and every person is precious.

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Majority of young Irish people feel church attendance is optional

By Catholic Ireland - Sarah McDonald on 09-Jan-13 23:02.

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“Minding your own business” is one of the moral values many Irish youth prioritise, while a majority of young Irish people feel that church attendance is optional (65%) according to a new study on Irish teenagers and young adults’ faith, worries and perceptions of Christianity.

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YOUNG PEOPLE, THE FAITH, AND VOCATIONAL DISCERNMENT - Synod to be held in 2018

By NRVC on 27-Jun-13 21:10.

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The next general assembly of Catholic bishops will take up the theme: “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment.” To prepare for this 15th Ordinary General Synod, Pope Francis has written a preparatory document and a letter to young people. There is also a special prayer written for young people. Read/download a summary of the preparatory document prepared by NRVC.

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General Commissions on Vocations Promotion and Formation

By OH-FBF Website on 24-Sep-11 22:43.

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The Brothers on the General Commission reported on the activities being carried out in the different regions in the field of vocations and formation in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. They then took stock of the work done in the regions for the Week of Prayer for Vocations, which is celebrated every year in the universal Church.

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Church can't be blind, deaf to people with special needs, Pope says

By Catholic News Service on 14-Sep-14 08:18.

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The Catholic Church must be welcoming and creative in finding ways to not let people's physical, psychological or intellectual limitations keep them from encountering God, Pope Francis said.

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National Office for Vocation launches Compass programme 2017-2018

By National Vocation Office UK on 29-Jun-17 16:49.

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The National Office for Vocation has launched the new season for vocation discernment to the Religious life. Young people considering a vocation to be a nun, monk, sister, priest or brother

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Over 100,000 people expected to attend Limerick Novena

By Catholic Ireland on 12-Jun-17 20:01.

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One of the biggest novenas to take place in Munster will this year focus on the family, it has been announced. Over 100,000 are expected to attend the Limerick Novena, which will run this year from 16 to 24 June at St Alphonsus’ Redemptorist Church on the South Circular Road in the city.

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Inauguration of the Homeless Shelter in Madrid

By OH-FBF Website on 03-Jul-12 14:19.

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On 14 May, the Superior General presided over the celebrations for the inauguration of the new facilities at the homeless shelter of Our Lady of Peace in Madrid, belonging to the Castile Province

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Psychiatric Pilot Project Approved for EU Funding

By OH-FBF Website on 09-Jun-17 15:38.

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The European Commission has approved funding for a psychiatric pilot project submitted by the Hospitality Europe office, jointly with Italian researchers of the Order.

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Care in the refugee camps in Greece - Hospital of Barcelona

By OH-FBF Website on 09-May-17 21:20.

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Since August last year, professionals from the Saint John of God Mother and Child Hospital and the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona have been providing health care to the refugees living on two Greek islands, Kos and Chios, in a total of 3 refugee camps.

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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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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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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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