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Consecrated Life at the Heart of the Church

By NRVC on 19-Jan-15 22:55.

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(NRVC) - In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) in the United States sponsored an international meeting of vocation ministers and religious leaders from across the Western world. The unprecedented meeting was generously underwritten by the Conrad N. hilton Foundation and had a three-fold purpose:

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Religious Group Focuses on Francis' Peripheries, Including Women

By Joshua J. McAlwee - National Catholic Reporter on 07-May-15 21:35.

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(Joshua J. McAlwee NCR) - One of Pope Francis' most common exhortations is that those in the Catholic church need to leave its confines to go out to society's peripheries to serve those most in need, spreading the faith through witness and work. This week, one group of Catholic sisters, brothers and priests are spending five days focusing specifically on that call -- how to live it out and what it might mean for the church in coming years.

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The Order Recovers the Ancient Hospital of Granada

By OH -FBF Website on 04-May-15 19:16.

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The 27 April, was a Red Letter day for the Hospitaller Order in Granada: it was the day on which, after waiting 180 years, the Order completely recovered the ancient hospital which Saint John of God himself had begun building shortly before his death.

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Bishops Affirm Religious Life on Vocations Sunday

By on 23-Mar-15 10:50.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - A Church without a vibrant religious life would be an impoverished Church, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin warned on Vocations Sunday.

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Women Entering UK Convents Hits 25 Year High

By CNN on 22-Mar-15 21:36.

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(CNN) The number of women entering convents in England and Wales has hit a 25-year high suggesting that religious life is an attractive choice for an increasing number of educated and dynamic young and older women.

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Pray & Ask: New KandLe Vocations Campaign

By catholic ireland on 25-Apr-15 10:12.

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"We haven't been 'praying and inviting' for twenty years, and look where it has got us!" states Vocations Director. “But then I opened the Gospels and saw that basically Jesus talks twice about vocations. He prays for the ‘Lord of the harvest to send workers out into his harvest,’ and then he invited people to follow him.”

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World Day of Prayer for Vocations

By National Office for Vocation UK on 21-Apr-15 21:39.

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This year, the World Day of Prayer for Vocation is on Sunday 26th April. The theme for this year's Vocation Sunday is" Exodus, a fundamental experience of vocation".

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Provincial Assembly

By Circle of Hospitality on 20-Apr-15 21:36.

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The Brothers held their bi-monthly Provincial Assembly on 8th April where they also welcomed members of the Wolverhampton Community. Although technically part of the Good Shepherd Province of the Order in the USA, it is hoped that the Wolverhampton Community will become part of the West European Province at the next Provincial Chapter in 2018

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Conference Focuses on Role of Women in Church

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 19-Apr-15 20:15.

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(Sarah McDonaldCI) - IIn a press statement issued at the conclusion of the conference, the international delegates said central to participants’ discussion was the role and full equality of women in Church life.

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Online Youth Ministry Course

By NRVC Newsletter on 18-Apr-15 19:16.

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(NRVC) - Fostering a culture of encounter with young people. Two of NRVC's collaborators on youth ministry invite NRVC members and all who minister with young Catholics to register for a free online course on "Fostering a Culture of Encounter with Young Disciples,"

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Be Open to God's Voice

By Zenit on 17-Apr-15 07:16.

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Reflecting on the theme of dialoguing, the Pontiff said, "Obeying God means having the courage to change paths."

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International Almsgiving Conference

By OH -FBF Website on 15-Apr-15 19:25.

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The inauguration of the International Almsgiving/Fundraising Conference organised by the Hospitaller Order of St John of God. The meeting at the ‘Nostra Signora Madre della Misericordia’ Handmaids of Christ the King) House, in Rome, is being attended by 53 people from every continent,and include the Prior General, several General Councillors, the Director of the Missions and International Cooperation Office, and representatives of the Missions Offices in different Provinces of the Order, together with representatives of organisations working in the field of international cooperation.

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Novena for Unity and Renewal with Premier Radio

By Independent Catholic News on 22-Mar-15 20:06.

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(ICN) - Premier Radio is working together with Christian leaders and churches of all denominations to focus on a special Novena - nine days of prayer in the run-up to Pentecost Sunday 2015.

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Order's Centres for the Homeless. - Grundtvig Project

By OH -FBF Website on 06-Apr-15 21:18.

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The third meeting was held in London for the Hospitaller Order’s centres for the homeless involved in the Grundtvig project dedicated to “the new faces of poverty” in Europe. This is a project being funded by the European Union in response to the request submitted by the Hospitality Europe office.

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Pope presides over Easter Vigil service amid martyr concerns

By Yahoo News UK on 04-Apr-15 22:36.

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(Yahoo News UK) - Pope Francis presided over the solemn Easter Vigil service Saturday night amid mounting Vatican concern for modern-day Christian martyrs whose deaths have dominated this Easter season.

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