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Upturn in Vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life in England and Wales continues

By Vocations Ireland Website on 16-Jun-14 06:29.

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Figures released from the National Office for Vocations in the UK for the year 2013 showed that nearly 100 men and women entering convents, seminaries and religious houses across the country.

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Vocations Ireland Welcomes Year of Consecrated Life

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 14-Jun-14 07:07.

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(Susan Gately - CI) - The Year of Consecrated Life, which begins in November, will give the universal Church a “platform to preach and celebrate” consecrated life, according to Vocations Ireland.

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Brothers of St. John of God - 400 Years of Healthcare in Vienna

By OH -FBF Website on 11-Jun-14 06:40.

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The Hospital run by the St. John of God Brothers has stood in the centre of Vienna for 400 years. A special commemorative stamp was issued by the Austrian Post Office for the event.

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Bishops and ACP Discuss Vocations Crisis

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 08-Apr-14 06:57.

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Sarah McDonald - CI) - Radical proposals include ordination of women as deacons, inviting back men who left priesthood to marry and ordination of married men of good standing.

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Countdown to Spirit in the City festival

By Independent Catholic News on 31-May-14 16:24.

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(ICN) - There will be many kinds of music, workshops, a range of talks, a procession, street outreach, time for quiet prayer and adoration, services of praise and worship, a street party, and much more - at this year's Spirit in the City Festival

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Pope Francis Thanks Religious for their Presence in Holy Land

By Judith Sudilovsky - Catholic News Service on 29-May-14 06:35.

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(Judith Sudilovsky - CNS) - Pope Francis dedicated his final hours in Jerusalem to time with local Catholics, reminding them that despite difficulties, God is always by their side. "He never abandons us. And so, let us not be overwhelmed by fear or disheartened, but with courage and confidence let us press forward in our journey and in our mission," he told priests, men and women religious and seminarians in the Church of All Nations at the foot of the Mount of Olives.

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Vocations Ireland Conference on Equipping Religious Communities for Vocation Ministry

By Vocations Ireland Website on 28-May-14 06:51.

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(VI) - "It is a myth to say young people today are not interested in religious life,' a conference of vocations directors in Dublin has been told. Sister Deborah Marie Borneman SS.C.M. from the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) in the U.S. was addressing Vocation Ireland's summer seminar at the Emmaus Retreat Centre on 17th May 2014.

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Holy Land Pilgrimage of Pope Francis -Follow on Live TV

By Independent Catholic News on 10-Apr-14 06:59.

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(ICN) - On the Vatican's Microsite: http://www.news.va/en/sites/pilgrimage-holy-land you can watch live events (on the BROADCASTS section) and read all news for the pilgrimage.

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New Glencairn Vocations Weekend Due to Deman

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 24-May-14 08:26.

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(Anne Marie Foley- CI) - Due to popular demand, the Cistercians in St Mary’s Abbey in Glencairn have had to organise a second monastic experience weekend within a matter of weeks.

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Year of Consecrated Life Events

By NRVC on 21-May-14 21:59.

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(NRVC) - The Vatican has begun to schedule events related to the Year of Consecrated Life. NRVC will share details as more information becomes available about the following events

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Church Evangelisers Must Engage with Social Media

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 21-May-14 06:54.

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(Sarah McDonald CI) - Christians need to be walking the streets of the digital highway looking out for those lying at the side of the road – witnessing to them in tenderness and love, the future leader of the Irish Catholic Church has said.

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International Congress the Brothers of St John of God Hospital, Vienna

By OH -FBF Website on 16-May-14 06:32.

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The Brothers of St John of God Hospital in Vienna ( organized an International Congress year on, ?The hospital of tomorrow ? future challenges to medicine, care and management?. This Congress formed part of a series of events being organized to celebrate the fourth centenary of the foundation of the Brothers of St John of the God Hospital in Vienna.

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Vocation is 'never static,' Reflects Newly Appointed Irish Bishop

By Catholic News Agency on 14-May-14 21:03.

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Father Kevin Doran, whom Pope Francis appointed Bishop of Elphin, Ireland, on May 14 has emphasized that one’s personal vocation must be discerned daily, in faithfulness to God who calls us.

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Give All for the Pearl of Great Value, says Bishop of Derry

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 12-May-14 06:48.

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*usan Gately - CI) - In a Mass broadcast on RTE for Vocations Sunday, Bishop Donal McKeown said the the Church of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, “cannot be concerned with its own self-preservation but rather with being and offering Good News to the world – whatever the cost to itself.”

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England and Wales Report Rise in Vocations

By Independent Catholic News on 10-May-14 07:24.

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(ICN) - Nearly 100 men and women entered convents, seminaries and religious houses across England and Wales in 2013. These entry figures include 44 men to seminary, 22 men to religious life and 30 women to religious life, representing a significant upturn in numbers over the past decade.

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