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New Vocations' Centre to be Established in England

By National Vocations Office UK on 13-Jun-12 21:41.

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Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark, , has appointed Fr Stephen Langridge as full-time Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of Southwark, with a view to establishing the UK’s first dedicated residential centre for nurturing a culture of discipleship and vocations promotion.

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St. John of God American Region International Healthcare Congress

By OH-FBF Website on 12-Jun-12 08:32.

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Continuing advances in Medicine and biotechnology present a constant challenge to keep pace. The Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God is no exception, because it has always shown particular concern for continuing education and vocational training for the Brothers and the Co-workers. It was therefore agreed to pool all our efforts and maximise achievements by convening a Congress to address aspects relating to the work of the Order's Centres.

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Eucharistic Congress Opens

By RTE on 11-Jun-12 09:51.

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Around 12,500 pilgrims, over a quarter of them from overseas, attended the event in the RDS. Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has assured the congregation at the opening mass of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress that the church here is on a path to renewal.

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First Meeting of the Provincial's Reference Persons for Brussels Office

By OH-FBF Website on 07-Jun-12 21:44.

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About 20 members of the St John of God Family met for the first time in Rome on 5 June, 2012 as the “reference persons” – or Provincial Representatives – for the Order's Office in Brussels.

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Asia-Pacific Provincials' Conference

By OH-FBF Website on 06-Jun-12 22:23.

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The first APPC meeting took place from June 4th to 06th 2012 at the Provincial Curia of the Oceania Province Sydney, Australia. Present were the 4 Provincials from the regions of oceania,India, Korea and Vietnam, also present was Bro.Vincent Kochamkunnel,responsibile for Asia the Asia-Paciifc Region.The meeting was facilitated by Fr. Michael Mullins.S.M.

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IEC2012 and Magis Offer Joint Youth Programme

By Catholic Ireland on 31-May-12 21:09.

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EC2012 has teamed up with MAGIS Ireland to offer a programme that gives young people an opportunity to understand the Congress’ daily themes in an interactive way through visits to different parishes and social initiatives in Dublin’s inner city.

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Chiara Luce Youth Space at Eucharistic Congress

By ICN - Independent Catholic News on 27-May-12 09:59.

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Hundreds of Irish young people are preparing to 'Get Set Go' with an ambitious programme of events at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress (IEC2012) Chiara Luce Youth Space running at the RDS, Dublin from 11-16 June 2012. The Youth Space will feature a rich mix of interactive catechesis, workshops, drama, dance and music, and is open to all adults between 17 and 25 years old.

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Meeting with the Sisters Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart

By OH-FBF Website on 24-May-12 19:12.

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On Saturday, May 19, the Prior General of the Brothers of St John of God, Brother Donatus Forkan, accompanied by the Brothers of the General Government, and the General Curia together with the Superior General of the Sisters of Charity of St John of God, Sister Vimala Mathalikunnel, attended a meeting with the Sisters Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus who are celebrating their General Chapter here in Rome. The Sisters have chosen as the theme to guide their reflections: "Led by the Spirit to recreate Hospitality".

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Franciscan Friar from Assisi Signs Record Deal

By Independent Catholic News on 21-May-12 22:18.

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Decca Records/Universal Music have announced the global signing of Franciscan Friar, Alessandro Brustenghi, from the original friary founded by Saint Francis of Assisi: the Porziuncola in Assisi. Senior Universal Executives from 25 different territories have flown into London today to hear Friar Alessandro’s first performance outside Italy, at the 2012 International Decca Conference in Westminster.

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Historic Olympic Prayer Relay Ready to Start

By on 17-May-12 21:30.

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A 70-day prayer relay, that mirrors the journey of the Olympic Torch through over 1,000 communities, is to be launched with a blessing ceremony in Cornwall tomorrow.

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Student Loan Debt May Prevent Many U.S. Catholics from Entering Religious Orders

By National Catholic Reporter on 18-May-12 22:57.

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Student debt might be forcing many Catholic U.S. college graduates considering religious life to postpone or even forego testing their vocation, a new study reports. "In essence, they're too poor to take the vow of poverty," commented the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, which conducted the study.

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World's eyes on Stormont as Run4unity Circles the World

By Susan Gately - Catholic Ireland on 15-May-12 20:21.

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400 young people, an MLA and a bishop took part in the Irish leg of an International fun run promoting peace and universal brotherhood at Stormont Estate on Saturday.

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National Vocations' Framework

By National Vocations Office UK on 30-Apr-12 22:24.

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A three-year vision for encouraging Catholic vocations in England and Wales has been released by the National Office for Vocation. The 'National Vocations Framework' is the practical expression of the Bishops' desire to "proclaim the universal call to holiness in Christ by promoting a culture of vocation."

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Vocations in Focus

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 25-Apr-12 22:18.

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On Sunday April 29, the church is celebrating World Day of Prayer for Vocations with the theme Vocations, the Gift of the Love of God. Later this year CORI and Vocations Ireland will be present at the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) with a workshop / celebration in speech and music. Consecrated Life: Life Joyfully Shared is the theme of the workshop on Wednesday, June 13 at 11:30am – 12:30pm.

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A Future Full of Hope?

By Columba Press on 18-Apr-12 12:40.

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Are we looking at the imminent death of religious life in the church, at a future full of hope, or at something in between? Despite recent scandals and a steady diminishment of numbers since Vatican II, religious remain a powerful source of inspiration and positive energy within church and society.

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