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Answer the call - Diocese faces challenge to recruit men, women to religious life

By Amy Erickson - Daily Sentinel on 08-Mar-15 21:46.

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(Amy Erickson - Catholic Sentinel) - Catholic Masses often include a prayer asking for men and women to enter into religious vocations. Men are needed to become priests and women to join religious orders in northwest Iowa and nationwide.

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The Solemnity of St John of God - Letter of the Prior General

By OH -FBF Website on 07-Mar-15 22:08.

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I wish to extend my very best wishes to all of you on the Feast of Saint John of God on March 8, trusting that we shall prepare for, and joyfully celebrate the Solemnity of our Patron and Founder.

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Fr Christopher Jamison to Present Breakfast Show on Premier Radio

By National Office for Vocation UK on 04-Mar-15 23:16.

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There will be a chance to hear Fr. Christopher Jamison, a Benedictine monk and director of the National Office for Vocation, every Monday morning throughout Lent - See more at: http://www.ukvocation.org/fr-christopher-jamison-to-present-breakfast-show-on-premier-radio#sthash.uGSeqPtg.dpuf

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Order Honoured at European Parliament in Brussels

By OH -FBF Website on 02-Mar-15 18:48.

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On Wednesday, February 25, the official ceremony was held at which the Hospitaller Order of St John of God was awarded the First European Citizen’s prize. The Order received this honour together with another 46 winners of the 2014 edition selected from among hundreds of candidates nominated by individuals or institutions from the 28 Member States of the European Union.

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CatholicYouthWork.com

By National Office for Vocation UK on 28-Feb-15 23:36.

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CatholicYouthWork.com has recently launched its new website - a great place for those working with young people in the Church. It offers resources, jobs, a forum to share ideas and support as well as somewhere to keep up-to-date with the latest youth ministry news and events.

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International Vocation Conference

By Independent Catholic News on 22-Feb-15 19:55.

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(ICN) - In honour of the 2015 Year of Consecrated Life, the Chicago-based National Religious Vocation Conference is hosting an unprecedented gathering in Rome from February 23-27 of select national vocation and religious leaders from the developed world.

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FLAME 2 - UK's Biggest-ever Catholic Youth Event

By Independent Catholic News on 22-Feb-15 19:16.

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More than 10,000 young people will be attending FLAME 2 - the biggest Catholic Youth Event ever in the UK, which takes place at Wembley Arena on 7 March 2015.

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Primate launches Year of Consecrated Life in Armagh

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 02-Feb-15 21:52.

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Bishop Nulty suggests religious congregations consider having an ‘Open House’ in an effort to allow society gain a deeper understanding of their charism and life. A packed Cathedral for the Mass for Consecrated Life and launch of Rise of the Roses St Patrick's Cathedral Armagh 1 February 2015 Credit: LiamMcArdle.com A packed Cathedral for the Mass for Consecrated Life and launch of Rise of the Roses St Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh 1 February 2015 Credit: LiamMcArdle.com The leader of the Church in Ireland has sent a message of support to religious, urging them not to be disheartened by the ageing population of religious communities across the country.

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Solas Bhride Centre & Hermitages Officially Opened

By Solas Bride Website on 01-Feb-15 19:07.

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Large crowds gathered to celebrate the Official Opening of Solas Bhride Centre and Hermitages, Tully Road, Kildare town on Friday, January 30th at 2.30 p.m. Ann Riordan, chairperson of Science Foundation Ireland was MC for the occasion. Eimear Quinn cut the tape and Bishop Denis Nulty, Kildare & Leighlin, and Rev. John Marsden, Dean of St. Brigid’s Cathedral, bleEimear Quinnssed the Centre. The tape cutting ceremony was followed by a musical celebration

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Father Merton at 100: Still inspiring people to get closer to God

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service on 30-Jan-15 20:50.

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(Dennis Sadowski - CNS) - Catholic News Service When Trappist Father Thomas Merton addressed persistent racism in his writing during the 1960s, his message seemingly reached into the future.

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Abbot of Glenstal to Address Le Chéile Conference

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 30-Jan-15 20:34.

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The former headmaster of Glenstal Abbey School who is now the Abbot of Glenstal Abbey will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Le Chéile Schools Trust annual conference.

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Who's entering religious life these days?

By CNA - picture Credit: Michael Foley via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). on 29-Jan-15 22:24.

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(CNA) - U.S. Catholics are being encouraged to get to know local religious communities, as a new study offers insight into the potential impact of vocational programs, Catholic schools, and encouragement in discerning.

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Pope calls on clergy, religious to share love with the poor

By Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service on 26-Jan-15 21:48.

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(CNS) - All pastoral ministry is born of love. All consecrated life is a sign of Christ’s reconciling love.” “Each of us is called, in some way, to be love in the heart of the church,” the pope said. The Gospel has the power to transform society, ensuring justice and care for the poor, but that can happen only if Christians — beginning with the church’s ministers — allow the Gospel to transform them,

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New Centre and Hermitages Honour St Brigid

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 22-Jan-15 22:04.

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(Anne Marie Foley - CI) - A double celebration will honour St Brigid on her feast day as a new centre and hermitages in Kildare are officially opened in the coming weeks.

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Angulo Day - Celebrating Our Staff

By OH -FBF Website on 18-Mar-14 07:35.

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he 19th of January has been designated "Angulo Day", an annual date when Saint John of God Hospitaller Ministries celebrates the contribution, skills and commitment of our staff members. The day is called after Angulo, a close companion and Co-worker of Saint John of God.

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