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Church revs up for October synod

By NRVC on 23-Jul-14 08:56.

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From October 3 to 28, bishops from around the world will come together in Rome to deliberate on the themes of "young people, the faith, and vocational discernment."

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New Project Promoted by Hospitality Europe

By OH-FBF Website on 20-Jul-18 09:26.

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The European Office of the Hospitaller Order in Brussels “Hospitality Europe” is delighted to learn from the communication issued by the Agency responsible for the European Union’s “Erasmus+” programme that it will finance the latest European project proposal recently submitted by the Hospitality Europe office

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22nd April World Day of Prayer for Vocations

By Vatican Website on 09-May-13 21:25.

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The Holy Father said 2018 is a special year for vocations, because the Synod of Bishops will reflect on young people, especially “the relationship between young people, faith, and vocation”. He went on to say that “We are not victims of chance or swept up in a series of unconnected events; on the contrary, our life and our presence in this world are the fruit of a divine vocation,”

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Religious Vocations in Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities

By Vocations Ireland on 29-May-16 10:23.

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This is a research project carried out on behalf of Vocations Ireland by Dr. Noelia Molina. The study report noted, “The Irish Catholic Church has been shaken to the very core of its structure,” by sex abuse and clericalism. This has coincided with steep declines in the practice of Catholicism in Ireland and much-reduced numbers and visibility of religious. Furthermore, religious themselves point to weak leadership in their own institutes and the wider Irish church as a problem.

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Hospitaller Order of St John of God on its future in Spain

By OH-FBF Website on 11-Jun-12 11:39.

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The Hospitaller Order in Spain has a network of 75 social and health care centres, 220 Brothers, about 12,000 employees and 3,600 volunteers. The Interprovincial Chapter for the three Spanish Provinces is taking place from the 15th-25th January looking at "The Future of Hospitality in Spain".

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More than just food for thought: first World Day of the Poor this weekend

By Catholic Ireland on 21-Nov-14 09:12.

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In Dublin, parishes are asked to mark World Day of the Poor by organising support for the Crosscare Parish Food Appeal, which takes place in two weeks' time

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Hospitality Europe General Meeting

By OH-FBF Website on 12-Dec-14 22:28.

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Dr Galasso, the General Secretary of Hospitality Europe updated the members on the main European Union issues being monitored by the Office, and in particular both the adoption of the EuropeanPillar of Human Rights and the operation of the European Solidarity Corps.

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General Commissions on Vocations Promotion and Formation

By OH-FBF Website on 24-Sep-11 22:43.

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The Brothers on the General Commission reported on the activities being carried out in the different regions in the field of vocations and formation in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. They then took stock of the work done in the regions for the Week of Prayer for Vocations, which is celebrated every year in the universal Church.

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Over 100,000 people expected to attend Limerick Novena

By Catholic Ireland on 12-Jun-17 20:01.

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One of the biggest novenas to take place in Munster will this year focus on the family, it has been announced. Over 100,000 are expected to attend the Limerick Novena, which will run this year from 16 to 24 June at St Alphonsus’ Redemptorist Church on the South Circular Road in the city.

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Ireland: New prayer initiative for Vocations Sunday

By Independent Catholic News on 22-Dec-10 16:13.

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Vocations Sunday will be marked in Ireland this year with the launch of a new vocations prayer initiative. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. To coincide with this event the Bishops’ Council for Vocations in collaboration with Saint Joseph’s Young Priests Society, the Knights of Saint Columbanus and Vocations Ireland are asking that on the opening day of the centenary celebrations on 13 May, a time of prayer will be held for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life in Ireland.

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Desktop Project

By OH-FBF Website on 06-Mar-11 10:30.

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The 4th meeting of the delegates of the Orders’ and Sisters’? Centres taking part in the DESkTOP project subsidised by the European Erasmus+ programme met in Barcelona at the Provincial Curia of the Hospitaller Order.

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Pope encourages young people to ask tough questions at pre-synod launch

By Catholic News Agency on 02-Mar-17 22:32.

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Pope Francis opened this week's pre-synod meeting telling youth to hold nothing back and to have the courage to ask the “raw” and direct questions about life, love, and vocation.

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Faith-based volunteering can pave a path to vocations

By Global Sisters Report -Kristen Whitney Daniels on 26-Apr-10 19:42.

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(GSR) When Tracey Horan started her internship with the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, she had no idea what the next year would have in store. Horan thought that she might even "meet a nice farm boy and settle down." Now, Horan is discerning her first vows with the same group of sisters.

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Magi's journey reflects people's longing for God

By Catholic News Agency on 12-Sep-12 21:55.

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(CNS) The Magi had the courage to set out on a journey in the hope of finding something new, unlike Herod who was full of himself and unwilling to change his ways, Pope Francis said.

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