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Pope Francis Celebrates Mass for Brothers and Co-Workers from Vatican Pharmacy

By OH-FBF Website on 10-Apr-13 07:54.

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On Friday, April 5, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the Chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, attended by the Brothers of the Community and a group of Co-workers from the Vatican Pharmacy.

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Pope Nominates Franciscan for First Vatican Appointment

By Franciscan Minor Irish Website on 08-Apr-13 21:30.

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In his first significant appointment to the Roman Curia, Pope Francis has taken the highly unusual step of naming the actual head of a religious order, Fr Jose Rodriguez Carballo, as Secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated life and the Societies of Apostolic Life (formerly known as ‘The Congregation for Religious’).

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Fiftieth World Day of Prayer for Vocations to Focus on Hope

By National Catholic Register on 07-Apr-13 21:32.

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As the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations draws near, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has prepared resources emphasizing the hope that religious vocations offer to the world.

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Brother Fortunatus Thanhäuser - Possibility of Commencing Beatification Process

By OH-FBF Website on 07-Apr-13 07:30.

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Brother Fortunatus, one of the /founders of the St. John of God Order in India and who died in 2011, is considered a person of outstanding holiness by many of the local people .Bro. Elia Tripaldi, the Postulator General of the Order, has been to India to find out more about him and his life and work, and by agreement with Mgr Mathew, the diocesan Bishop, and with the Sisters of Charity of St John of God, to examine the possibility of beginning the beatification process which will have to begin with the diocesan process.

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Women First Witnesses to the Resurrection

By Source: VIS – Independent Catholic News on 05-Apr-13 17:20.

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The Resurrection, the heart of the Christian message, and the two ways it is announced— through profession of faith and narration—were the themes with which Pope Francis returned to the catechesis for the Year of Faith in this morning's general audience. However, the Pope preferred to emphasize the witness that takes the form of a story, recalling above all that, in these types of testimonials, women are the first witnesses.

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Irish Deacons Ordained in Rome

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 04-Feb-13 20:33.

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Four Irish seminarians, who were among students assisting Pope Francis during the Good Friday liturgy in Saint Peter’s Basilica, have been ordained deacons at Pontifical Irish College in Rome. “It is heartening to witness the courage and dedication of these four men as they begin their life of ministry and service of the Gospel and the Catholic Church in Ireland,” said Monsignor Ciaran O’Carroll, Rector of the Irish College, Rome.

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Two New St. John of God Facilities Opened

By OH-FBF Website on 16-Jan-13 13:55.

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Two projects that lie at the very heart of the mission of the Order and the Church were blessed and inaugurated on March 21, 2013 in Kattappana, India.

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"Recognize Risen Christ in Those Suffering Autism" - Vatican

By Catholic News Agency on 04-Feb-13 20:33.

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.The Vatican is observing World Autism Awareness Day by calling on Christians to recognize the Risen Christ in autistic people and increase solidarity with them.

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"make the life of the risen Christ present where there is human suffering " - Prior General

By OH-FBF Website on 31-Mar-13 00:04.

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In his Easter Letter to the St. John of God Hospitaller Family, the Prior General, Br. Jesus Otayo, said that all who follow St. John of God should offer life and hope to those who suffer, bringing the life of the risen Christ to places where human suffering is present and doing so with enthusiasm and joy.

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Pope Presides over Trimmed Easter Vigil Service

By iInquirer News on 31-Aug-12 09:01.

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Pope Francis celebrated a trimmed back Easter Vigil service Saturday after having reached out to Muslims and women during a Holy Week in which he began to put his mark on the Catholic Church.

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Jesuits bring the Passion to Mayfair

By Jesuit Communications on 29-Mar-13 22:47.

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large mural of the Crucifixion is being used by the Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception in central London to remind passers-by and residents of the meaning of the Easter season. The 17th century painting is on display adjacent to the Mount Street Gardens entrance to the church and shows the crucified Christ on the point of death.

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First Four Volunteers for Sacred Hearts in Africa

By Anne Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 27-Mar-13 23:57.

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Four lay people have volunteered to give up their time to travel to South Africa for the first Sacred Heart Volunteer Programme (MSCVP). Last weekend the four volunteers gathered in Cork to prepare for their trip lasting three months.

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Reflect on God's Patience this Holy Week - Pope Francis

By on 26-Mar-13 09:14.

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During Holy Week, we should stop to think about how much "patience" God has for each one of us. This was Pope Francis’s advice Monday morning for the men and women who work at the Vatican.

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Merger between the Hospitaller Brothers and the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd

By on 26-Mar-13 08:57.

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The Commission with responsibility for planning and implementing the process of merging the two Institutions is tasked with managing the whole process from the beginning to the end. Initially, it was asked to define, and then evaluate, the objectives of the committees and working groups needed to perform the process.

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Evangelisation Not a Quick Fix for Church - Archbishop Martin

By Catholic Ireland Website on 25-Mar-13 13:04.

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The mission of the TINE Catholic Leaders network is to promote Catholic evangelisation in Ireland by offering training, education and envisioning to leaders in dioceses, parishes, communities and ministries, and to organise and develop creative initiatives in evangelisation. Archbishop Martin celebrated Mass at their 'Proclaim Christ 2013' conference held on 23 March in Dublin. Homily

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