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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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New Project Promoted by Hospitality Europe

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

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The European Office of the Hospitaller Order in Brussels “Hospitality Europe” is delighted to learn from the communication issued by the Agency responsible for the European Union’s “Erasmus+” programme that it will finance the latest European project proposal recently submitted by the Hospitality Europe office

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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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