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Message from Brothers and Co-Workers in Asia Pacific Region

By Frances Dignan on 10-Feb-11 10:13.

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The Brothers and Co-workers of the Asia Pacific Region met in Conference at Poonamallee, India, from 30 January to 4 February, 2011. From the conference a message was sent to other members of “The Family of St. John of God” in the region. The message had a special emphasis on the vision that the Order has as being “The Family of St. John of God” which includes all involved in any way with the Order within its hospitals and centres and who embrace the ethos and values of the hospitality inspired by our Founder St. John of God

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First Iphone App to Receive Imprimatur - Developers Use Technology to Promote Sacramental Life

By Genevieve Pollock - Zenit on 10-Feb-11 11:58.

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A new Confession application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is encouraging sacramental life through technology. Bishop Kevin Rhodes gave the first known imprimatur for this type of resource.

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Order Opens New Complex in East Timor

By Frances Dignan on 02-Sep-10 08:37.

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At the opening of the new St. John of God Complex in Laclubar in East Timor, the President, Dr. Ramos Horta, said that this was one of the most significant developments in his country since it achieved independence from Indonesia in 2002. The complex comprises a Mental Health Crisis Centre, Formation Centre, Community Residence and a House for Candidates.

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Fifty Years Walking in the Footsteps of St. John of God!

By Frances Dignan on 30-Jul-10 11:44.

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This year twenty-seven Brothers celebrate the Golden Jubilee (50th anniversary) of their religious profession. Part of the jubilee celebration was a pilgrimage to Granada from the 4th to the 9th July, where the jubilarians literally walked in the footsteps of St. John of God visiting the many places in Granada connected with his life.

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Irish Delegates Attend European Vocations Conference

By Br. Ronan Lennon, OH on 16-Jul-10 11:22.

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Fifty-three Delegates, from fifteen nations across Europe, including four from Ireland, Sr. Eileen Linehan, Director of Vocations Ireland, Bishop Donal McKeown, Episcopal Representative for Vocations in Ireland, Fr. Willie Purcell, Vocation Director, Diocese of Ossory and Fr. Muirdeach Tuffy, Director of Vocations, Diocese of Killala, attended the European Vocations Conference which took place in Esztergom, Hungary, from the 1st –4th July.

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Brother Felix O'Neill 1920 – 2011 RIP

By Hospitaller Brothers on 27-Apr-10 17:36.

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Born on 27 April 1920 in Keelrovane near Rosscarberry, West Cork, Owen O’Neill joined the Order in 1948 and taking the religious name of Felix, made his first profession of vows on 3 December 1950.

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Brother Derek O'Connell Celebrates Silver Jubilee of Profession

By Br. Ronan Lennon, OH on 24-Jun-10 12:07.

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Brother Derek O'Connell celebrated twenty-five years of religious profession on Friday, 25th June 2010.

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