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World Day of the Sick - Message of Pope Francis

By OH-FBF Website on 20-Jul-18 09:26.

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Generosity inspires and sustains the work of the many volunteers who are so important in health care and who eloquently embody the spirituality of the Good Samaritan. I express my gratitude and offer my encouragement to all those associations of volunteers committed to the transport and assistance of patients, and all those that organize the donation of blood, tissues and organs.

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Pope: Listen to the voice of the needy like St John of God

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

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“I encourage you”, Pope Francis said, “to take care of your formation, without neglecting to form the laity in the charism, spirituality and mission of Christian hospitality,” and to make sure through their good works “the witness of the spirituality which nourished the life of Saint John of God is never lacking.”

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“Who cares?” What is important is to be disciples of Jesus

By Catholic ireland - Susan Gately on 11-Jun-12 11:39.

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During week of prayer for Christian Unity, Anglican Primate of All England gives lesson in detachment, saying he is not concerned about Anglican priests entering Catholic Church. As Christians gathered across the world this week to pray together for Christian unity, the most senior member of the Church of England has said he is not concerned about Anglican priests who transfer to the Catholic Church, which he described as “such a source of inspiration”.

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Pope’s app 'Click to Pray' connects Catholics to a smartphone prayer network

By Catholic News Agency on 15-Mar-11 12:28.

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Pope Francis launched an app Sunday called “Click to Pray,” which connects Catholics to a global network to share prayer intentions via their smartphones.

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Ecumenism is not optional says Pope, as unity octave begins

By Catholic ireland - Susan Gately on 29-May-16 10:23.

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“We just work together and try to provide a Christian witness in a world which is becoming increasingly secular and anti-Church. So I think we feel we have a common purpose.” – Rev Leslie Robinson. The Week of Prayer began on Friday, with the Pope celebrating Vespers in the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Wall. This year’s theme is “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue”, from Deuteronomy 16:18-20.

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Young Irish Catholics travel to Panama for WYD2019

By Catholic Ireland - Sarah McDonald on 02-Mar-17 22:32.

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Among the thousands of young people from around the world who will converge on Panama City from 22 to 27 January for World Youth Day will be a group of 30 young pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Dublin. The Irish group attending the 34th World Youth Day includes young people from Dublin parishes, third level students and several young people from around Ireland and Europe who live in Dublin.

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2020 Study on Recent Vocations underway

By NRVC on 26-Apr-10 19:42.

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The National Religious Vocation Conference announced November 8, 2018 that, thanks to a generous grant from the GHR Foundation, it will conduct a follow-up study to its groundbreaking 2009 Study on Recent Vocations to Religious Life, which set the benchmark for tracking vocation trends in the 21st century.

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Hospitaller Order of St. John of God 69th General Chapter Commences

By OH-FBF Website on 23-Jul-14 08:56.

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78 Brothers of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God have gathered in Rome for the 69th General Chapter, from 14 January to 5 February 2019. It will be a time for prayer, discernment and reflection to discover what the Holy Spirit wants of us.

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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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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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