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Social media and vocations study to begin

By NRVC on 07-Feb-16 18:40.

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(NRVC) A Nun’s Life Ministry has begun one of the first comprehensive studies of its kind on the use of the Internet and social media by U.S. Catholic sisters and nuns.

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"Don't forget your vocation" says Pope

By Vatican Radio on 05-Feb-16 18:39.

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis told consecrated men and women to never forget the beauty of their call to religious life, reminding them that the marrow of consecrated life is prayer.

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Pope closes Year of Consecrated Life, calls religious to make courageous choices

By Vatican Radio on 03-Feb-16 20:03.

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Tuesday called on consecrated men and women to make courageous and prophetic choices, to not be afraid of getting their hands dirty and of walking the geographical and existential peripheries of mankind today.

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Vocations crisis needs prayer, not despair or lax admissions, pope says

By Carol Glatz - CNS on 02-Feb-16 18:44.

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(Carol Glatz CNS) - Respond to the crisis of vocations with intensified prayer, not despair or a lax admissions process, Pope Francis told women and men religious.

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Feile Bride 2016 "lends itself to Year of Mercy"

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 02-Feb-16 18:23.

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(Ann Marie Foley (CI) St Brigid is associated with the beatitude of mercy so Féile Bríde Week 2016 lends itself to the Year of Mercy. This is according to Sr Mary Minehan, who was among the Brigidine Sisters and parishioners that welcomed the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, Dr Denis Nulty, as he opened a door of Mercy in Kildare on the eve of St Brigid’s day.

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Year of Consecrated Life nears end with prayer vigil, symposium

By Vatican Radio on 31-Jan-16 20:51.

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The final days of the Year of Consecrated Life are being marked in the Vatican with a theological symposium on religious life, taking place from 28 Jan to 1 Feb, on the theme Consecrated Life in Communion. A common foundation in the diversity of styles

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Multitude of Events to Celebrate St. Brigid's Day

By Dundalk Democrat on 31-Jan-16 21:22.

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(Dundalk Democrat) A number of events orchestrated by different groups will celebrate St Brigid's Day. Both the St Brigid of Faughart Festival and the St Brigid's Shrine Committee will be holding events.

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Discernment Weekend Focuses on Joy of Vocation

By Catholic Ireland on 31-Jan-16 21:38.

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(CI) - Céilí community holds first discernment weekend for men and women considering call to priesthood and religious life within its own community.

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Lenten Message Focuses on Mercy and Care for the Poor

By National Catholic Reporter on 29-Jan-16 23:17.

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(NCR) - In Pope Francis' Lenten message, he talks about the corrupting influence of money and power and points out that caring for the poor, and not just praying for them, is the path to genuine conversion.

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New Reports on Religious - CARA, FADICA Release Analyses

By NRVC on 25-Jan-16 22:17.

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(NRVC) - Two separate reports released in December on men and women religious provide further understanding of these two groups.

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International Meeting of Order's Vocation and Formation Directors brings Year of Vocation to a Close

By West European Province on 24-Jan-16 19:07.

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The Hospitaller Year of Vocation came to a close with a meeting of the Order's Vocation and Formation Directors from four continents.

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Peace Sunday 2016

By Independent Catholic News on 16-Jan-16 21:03.

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(ICN) - Peace Sunday 2016 will be celebrated tomorrow, 17 January. The theme from Pope Francis is 'Overcome indifference and win peace'. Resources for this Sunday are prepared annually by Pax Christi, with the support of the International Division of the Catholic Bishop's Conference of England and Wales.

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Pope's First Book Goes on Sale in Ireland

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 16-Jan-16 00:14.

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Pope Francis’ first book, The Name of God Is Mercy, went on sale in Ireland this week. Published by Pan Macmillan, the book-length interview conducted by Vatican expert and La Stampa journalist Andrea Tornielli expands on the Pope’s vision of God’s mercy.

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Conrad N. Hilton Foundation helps Vocation Ireland

By Sarah Mc Donald - Catholic Ireland on 10-Jan-16 19:56.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - The promotion of vocations to religious life in Ireland has been given a massive shot in the arm with the news that the umbrella body, Vocations Ireland, has secured a major grant from a US-based philanthropic foundation.

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Sister's Vocation Sparked New Priest's Call

By Sarah Mc Donald - Catholic Ireland on 10-Jan-16 20:08.

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(Sarah McDonald-CI) One of two new priests ordained for the diocese of Galway on Wednesday has revealed that he first considered priesthood after his sister joined the Franciscan Sisters Minoress.

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