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Invitation to Join Prayer Marathon for WYDRio Team

By Independent Catholic News on 25-Jun-13 08:42.

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May Feelings, the Spanish social network present their latest video with which they are calling on thousands to pray from 23 June to 23 July for all the volunteers and WYD team in their new video: “PRAY4WYD

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Movie Aims to Spark Religious Discernment for Women

By Mary Rezac - Catholic News Agency on 30-Jan-13 08:42.

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A new film sprung from the recently launched Imagine Sisters movement in the U.S. hopes to portray the beauty and joy of religious life and inspire young women to consider religious vocations. A TV documentary on the life of the recently-discovered recording artist Friar Alessandro is being screened in the UK this Sunday on Channel 5 at 11.25am.

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Continuing the Journey ,,,

By LBGS Website and OH-FBF website on 11-May-13 20:49.

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Since 2011, the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd and the Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God have been in discussion over coming together to provide hospitality to the sick, the poor and those in need.

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Young Ignatian Pilgrims Prepare for WYD Experience at Home

By Independent Catholic News on 02-Jun-13 07:02.

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As around two million young Catholics make arrangements to travel to Brazil next month for Magis and World Youth Day (WYD), several dozen in the UK are been offered the opportunity to take part in an Ignatian experience closer to home.

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Vocations Bloom at Our Lady of Mount Carmel

By Catholic Sun on 17-Jun-13 21:23.

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish is celebrating a much larger than average blossoming of vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life. Fr. John Bonavitacola, pastor of the East Valley parish, said it’s all God’s work

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Hospitaller Brothers and Brothers of the Good Shepherd Merger

By OH-FBF Website on 15-Jun-13 08:39.

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As part of the process of merging our Order and the Congregation of the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd, a course on the Order?s Constitutions and General Statutes, attended by 36 participants, was organised on 9-14 June 2013 at the Jericho House youth centre in Ontario.

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Spirit in the City Festival

By Independen Catholic News on 10-Jun-13 20:23.

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A West End theatre and four Catholic churches - as well as gardens and streets in between - are all gearing up for this year's Spirit in the City Festival - a celebration that brings faith directly into the heart of the capital. Up to 50,000 people are expected to take part in celebrations which begin this Wednesday evening, 12 June with a dazzling opening show: 'Awakening' and ends on Saturday with an all-day festival in Leicester Square.

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Second European Day Organised by the Order’s Brussels Office

By OH-FBF Website on 10-Jun-13 20:14.

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On Thursday, June 6, the General Curia hosted the second meeting organised with the delegates of the European Provinces responsible for liaising with the Hospitaller Order’s Brussels Office. The meeting was opened by the Superior General, Brother Jesús Etayo who, in his address, recalled the important part played by the Order in Europe, and urged everyone to remain confident in this difficult and delicate moment through which we are currently passing.

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Catholic Priests in Philippines bring Mass to Shopping Malls

By PRI's The World on 07-Jun-13 22:50.

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The Philippines is one of the largest Catholic countries in the world, but recent surveys have shown that the country's devotion is waning, as churchgoers object to sex scandals and morality that seems old-fashioned. So priests are having to work harder, including saying mass in malls.

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Religious Women Return to Roots

By Ramon Gonzalez, Canadian Catholic News - Catholic Register on 06-Jun-13 08:58.

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Religious women have seen their vocations change dramatically over the years. They have gone from running large institutions such as hospitals, fine art academies, schools and retreat houses to more modest ministries such as working with immigrants, abused women and inner city poor.

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Calling All Young People Interested in Justice and Peace

By Independent Catholic News on 06-Jun-13 08:00.

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The 2013 National Justice & Peace Network conference will take place Friday 19 – Sunday 21 July 2013. The theme is ‘Breaking Open the Word – a call to faith in action’. The venue is The Hayes Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire and it is expected to attract around 400 participants.

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St John of God Centre Schärding, Austria, Evacuated

By OH-FBF Website on 05-Jun-13 07:51.

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On June 3, 2013, when the Inn burst its banks, our hospital at Schärding in Austria had to be completely evacuated. We have been told by the Provincial, Brother Ulrich Fischer, that the guests in the Centre, and the Co-workers, were all taken to safety

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"The Hub" New Youth Initiative at Knock Shrine

By Knock Shine Website on 03-Jun-13 08:26.

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"The HUB" stands for "hear, understand, believe. It will provide a space for young people to gather for retreat, reflection and workshops. as well as a drop in centre from The HUB is open from Wednesday - Sunday for all young people 16+ who visit the Shrine.

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Meeting with the Reference Persons from the European Provinces

By OH-FBF Website on 30-May-13 20:36.

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The next meeting of the Reference Persons of the Provinces with the European Office in Brussels has been scheduled for Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the General Curia in Rome.

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Bishop Kevin Dowling on Role of Religious in the New Millennium

By Independent Catholic News on 27-May-13 20:35.

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“The church is tired, in the Europe of well-being and in America. Our culture has become old, our churches and our religious houses are big and empty, the bureaucratic apparatus of the church grows, our rites and our dress are pompous. Do these things, however, express what we are today? ... Well-being weighs on us. We find ourselves like the rich young man who went away sad when Jesus called him to be his disciple. I know that we can't let everything go easily. At least, however, we can seek people who are free and closest to their neighbour, like Archbishop Romero and the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador. Where are the heroes among us who can inspire us?”

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