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Year of Consecrated Life Ending

By NRVC on 06-Jan-16 21:52.

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(NRVC) - The closing days of the Year of Consecrated Life will gather approximately 6,000 religious from around the world for prayer, meetings, and an audience with Pope Francis.

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Former BBC Journalist Talks about her New Life as a Nun

By Independent Catholic News on 04-Jan-16 22:45.

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Martina Purdy's decision to quit her job as one of BBC Northern Ireland's best known journalists and become a nun was a shock to many people last year. Now, over a year on, she has returned briefly to the BBC to speak about her vocation and her new way of life.

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International Vocation Meeting in Paris

By NRVC on 04-Jan-16 22:24.

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(NRVC) - In Paris, from November 30 to December 3, NRVC convened a sub-group follow-up meeting of the February 2015 International Vocations Conference. At the December meeting, the sub-group explored possible ways to support coordinated vocation efforts around the world.

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By on 31-Dec-15 19:45.

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And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: "Give me a light, that I may tread safely into the unknown!" And he replied: "Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way."

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Taize Youth Urged to Work for Peace

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 31-Dec-15 19:29.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) Pope tells 30,000 attending European Meeting of Young Adults that mercy “will guide you not only to receive it in your lives but also to be close to those who are in distress". Pope Francis has urged more than 30,000 young people at a Taize meeting in Spain to have the courage of mercy.

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"Some want a society with no place for God"

By Sarah Mc Donald - Catholic Ireland on 27-Dec-15 17:20.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - Ireland’s understanding of God is becoming “increasingly ambiguous” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns in Christmas homily. Ireland’s relationship with God is “increasingly ambiguous” and some people want a society in which there is no place for God in the public square,

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Christmas Blessings

By on 25-Dec-11 01:11.

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During this Christmas season, May you be blessed With the spirit of the season, which is peace, The gladness of the season, which is hope, And the heart of the season, which is love

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"We must engage with our past and our future"

By Sarah Mc Donald - Catholic Ireland on 23-Dec-15 18:02.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) Bishops across the country have begun issuing their Christmas messages and a number of these so far have addressed next year’s momentous centenary of the 1916 Rising.

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By Frances Dignan on 23-Dec-15 18:32.

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Christmas a living reality for all times - Letter of Prior General

By on 20-Dec-15 20:46.

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I wish you all a happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas, especially in this year in which violence, war and terrorism have continued to flay our world so vehemently.

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Coming Soon: A New American Saint

By Patheos on 16-Dec-15 23:31.

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(Patheos) - Pope Francis yesterday authorized the Heroic Virtue of Brother William Gagnon, giving him the title of Venerable and launching him on the first step on the potential path to sainthood

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Vatican document affirms identity and mission of religious brothers

By Vatican Radio on 15-Dec-15 21:40.

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The Vatican’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life on Monday released a new document focused on the role and vocation of religious brothers in the life of the Church.

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CD for Year of Mercy

By Independent Catholic News on 13-Dec-15 22:46.

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(ICN) - Mercy is a resource that will help all Catholics respond to the Jubilee Year of Mercy. In original compositions and with traditional themes, it explores many aspects of mercy through the music of the late Mike Stanley, together with his friend and xo-writer Andy Ross and Mike's wife, Yvonne Stanley.

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Religious Communities Reach Out to Youth

By NRVC on 30-Dec-14 20:46.

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(NRVC) National Religious Vocation Conference members representing 55 religious institutes took part in the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), held November 19-21 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Mercy in the Mall Captures Hearts of the Public

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 11-Dec-15 23:41.

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(Susan Gately - CI) -The Year of Mercy began with a bang in the parish of Shannon last Tuesday when twenty priests were available in different sections of the Skycourt Mall for people who wanted to celebrate the sacrament of confession, have a chat, a blessing or engage with a priest at the start of the Year of Jubilee.

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