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Br. Manual RIP - Ebola Virus Claims another Life

By OH -FBF Website on 28-Sep-14 07:02.

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Br. Manuel García Viejo died on the 25th September. Having been brought back to Spain, he rallied for a short time but his condition deteriorated subsequently. Rest in Peace Manuel!

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Ploughing 2014: Church in the ‘market square’

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 26-Sep-14 20:46.

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Among the 1,400 exhibits of all things worldly and agricultural at this year’s National Ploughing Championships which drew more than 200,000 people, were stands promoting faith, religious education, mission and vocations.

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Ebola - Poem of Hope

By Dr. Timothy P. Flanigan Blog on 26-Sep-14 20:22.

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Dr. Timothy P. Flanigan is currently in Monrovia, Liberia, to assist in efforts to battle the Ebola This poem was written by Dr Timothy Flanigan’s 8 year old son, Patrick.

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More aid required as Ebola crisis deepens

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 24-Sep-14 20:37.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) - City of Liberia put under quarantine resulting in 75,000 people being sealed into a densely-packed slum. Ebola is still not under control in Sierra Leone according to a spokesman for Edmund Rice Development, Br Pious Conteh.

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Fifty Years on the Ground in Togo

By OH-FBF Website on 24-Sep-14 20:23.

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The St John of God Hospital in Afagnan, Togo, was founded in 1964 by Brothers of th eLombardy-Venice Province and celebrates its' half-centenary this year.

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Ebola Emergency - Letter from the Prior General

By OH -FBF Website on 23-Sep-14 07:29.

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Last Friday, Bro Manuel García Viejo, a surgeon at the Hospital of St John of God in Lunsar (Sierra Leone), tested positive for the Ebola virus. He was repatriated to Spain last night so he can be treated and cared for as well as possible at the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid.

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Merger between Hospitaller Order of St John of God and Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd

By OH -FBF Website on 21-Sep-14 07:02.

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The Commission overseeing the process of merging the Hospitaller Order of St John of God Fatebenefratelli (OH) and the Congregation of the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd (BGS )held another meeting on 15 and 16 September 2014, in Hamilton (Ontario).

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Ebola Emergency - Information concerning our Centres in Liberia and Sierra Leone

By OH-FBF Website on 19-Sep-14 21:17.

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We should like to give you some information about the present situation in the Order’s Centres in these two countries where, during the months of July and August, a number of Brothers and co-workers died after contracting the Ebola virus.

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Enhanced Role for Dublin’s Laity within Deaneries

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 18-Sep-14 21:15.

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Deanery groupings will no longer be made up solely of priests, but will expand in membership to allow the participation of parish pastoral workers, deacons, Religious, chaplains and representatives from each parish pastoral council.

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God's path is closeness and compassion, Pope preaches

By Catholic news agency on 17-Sep-14 07:34.

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(CNA) - Pope Francis on Tuesday focused on the importance of giving hope to the world by imitating Jesus Christ’s closeness to God’s people. “When God visits his people he restores hope to them. Always,”

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38 Brothers from 5 Continents Prepare for Final Profession

By OH-FBF Website on 16-Sep-14 07:13.

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A ceremony inaugurating the Course of preparation for solemn professions in the Order was held on Monday 8 September 2014. Attending the course are 38 young scholastic brothers from five continents.

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Archbishop Offers to Dialogue with Young People

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 15-Sep-14 08:10.

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A “huge new generation is emerging whose faith has to be nourished in a new way”. “I said last week to the hundreds of young helpers with us on the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes that very often the Church has failed to listen to young people and that I want to hear their views on the Church and on faith,” he stated.

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Get to the Ploughing Championships!

By Irish Missionary Union on 12-Sep-14 07:17.

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(IMU) - Seventeen volunteers gathered in the IMU on the 27th to prepare a missionary presence at the National Ploughing Championships in September. The theme will be ‘Sharing what you have with those who need it.’

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Ebola: Thousands Of Volunteers Fighting The Epidemic

By Vidimus Dominum - UISG on 11-Sep-14 09:09.

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(Vidimus Dominum) - Thousands of volunteers are training in Sierra Leone ahead of a door to door health campaign to be held from September 18 to 21, said to MISNA Father Joseph Turay, rector of the University of Makeni and member of a panel of experts for the fight against the Ebola epidemic.

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World Youth Day Plans Taking Shape (Vocation Pavilion)

By NRVC on 20-Oct-13 21:54.

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(NRVC Newsletter) - NRVC and VISION Vocation Guide continue to lay plans with collaborating partners for an English-speaking vocation pavilion at the July 26-31, 2016 World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow, Poland.

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