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Celebrate Water on National Holy Wells Day

By Catholic Ireland on 15-Mar-11 12:28.

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Organisers of the annual National Holy Wells Day (NHWD) invite people to visit their local holy well and pray there for the protection and fair distribution of water. The sacredness of water and the tradition of holy wells will be celebrated on the second National Holy Wells Day on Sunday 17 June 2018.

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22nd April World Day of Prayer for Vocations

By Vatican Website on 09-May-13 21:25.

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The Holy Father said 2018 is a special year for vocations, because the Synod of Bishops will reflect on young people, especially “the relationship between young people, faith, and vocation”. He went on to say that “We are not victims of chance or swept up in a series of unconnected events; on the contrary, our life and our presence in this world are the fruit of a divine vocation,”

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What's a Brother?

By The Beacon on 02-Feb-13 10:29.

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But why a brother and not a priest? I always love this question because I think it’s rooted in our society of achievement. We live in a society where a higher rung on the ladder is coveted by those in it.

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Young adult delegates to pre-synod gathering span vocations

By Catholic News Agency on 03-Mar-15 22:03.

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The U.S. bishops have selected the young adult delegates who will represent the country at the pre-synod gathering in Rome this March, which will take place before the 2018 Youth Synod of Bishops in October.

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Why do some young people leave the Church? A new study investigates

By Catholic News Agency on 29-Apr-14 06:46.

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A national two-year study released this week offers a look at why young people are leaving the Church as early as age 13. The study was released today by St. Mary’s Press and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University (CARA).

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Religious Vocations in Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities

By Vocations Ireland on 29-May-16 10:23.

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This is a research project carried out on behalf of Vocations Ireland by Dr. Noelia Molina. The study report noted, “The Irish Catholic Church has been shaken to the very core of its structure,” by sex abuse and clericalism. This has coincided with steep declines in the practice of Catholicism in Ireland and much-reduced numbers and visibility of religious. Furthermore, religious themselves point to weak leadership in their own institutes and the wider Irish church as a problem.

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Hospitaller Order of St John of God on its future in Spain

By OH-FBF Website on 11-Jun-12 11:39.

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The Hospitaller Order in Spain has a network of 75 social and health care centres, 220 Brothers, about 12,000 employees and 3,600 volunteers. The Interprovincial Chapter for the three Spanish Provinces is taking place from the 15th-25th January looking at "The Future of Hospitality in Spain".

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Don’t let fear keep you from welcoming the stranger, Pope says

By Catholic News Agency on 21-May-12 22:02.

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“The sin is to refuse to encounter the other, to encounter the different, to encounter the neighbor, when this is in fact a privileged opportunity to encounter the Lord.”

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Irish attend Vocations Conference in Rome

By Anne-Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 10-Oct-14 06:44.

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If we want to generate a culture of vocations, it is not going to happen in isolation, it is certainly not going to happen if we are not investing in youth ministry.he explained. He said that young enthusiastic “switched on” Catholics do not grow on trees. “We’ve got to be engaging with the (youth) culture.

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More than just food for thought: first World Day of the Poor this weekend

By Catholic Ireland on 21-Nov-14 09:12.

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In Dublin, parishes are asked to mark World Day of the Poor by organising support for the Crosscare Parish Food Appeal, which takes place in two weeks' time

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Hospitality Europe General Meeting

By OH-FBF Website on 12-Dec-14 22:28.

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Dr Galasso, the General Secretary of Hospitality Europe updated the members on the main European Union issues being monitored by the Office, and in particular both the adoption of the EuropeanPillar of Human Rights and the operation of the European Solidarity Corps.

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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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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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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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