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Calendar of the Year of Consecrated Life

By Vidimus Dominum - UISG on 18-Nov-14 21:28.

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Calendar of the year of Consecrated life 2014/2016: Opening, Prayer Vigil, November 29, 2014. First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014; Closing, Prayer Vigil, February 1, 2016. World Day of Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016...

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Priests must reclaim their voice on vocations: Bishop

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 17-Nov-14 20:22.

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(Sarah McDonald- CI) - Priests need to reclaim their voice again in encouraging vocations Bishop Denis Nulty has said as he emphasised that the most important group who can promote vocations are priests themselves.

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Example – not words – transmits faith to youth, Pope Francis says

By Ann Schneible - Catholic News Agency - Picture - Daniel Ibáñez/CNA on 15-Nov-14 21:21.

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Addressing the children who filled the chapel at the Santa Marta residence on Nov. 14, Pope Francis said that – in an age dominated by images and cellphones – the faithful must rely on example, rather than words, to transmit the faith to young ones.

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‘A time of opportunity for religious broadcasting’

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 15-Nov-14 21:06.

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The president of CatholicTV in the US has said he believes the present moment is a time of tremendous opportunity for religious broadcasting.

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Diversity study released - The NRVC/CARA Study on Incorporating Cultural Diversity in Religious Life

By NRVC Newsletter on 13-Nov-14 22:39.

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(NRVC) - U.S. religious communities are experiencing a subtle disconnect when it comes to welcoming new members who are not from the dominant race and culture. Leaders and vocation ministers tend to be more open to receiving diverse members than are other community members.

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Dublin Concert Tribute to Heroes of Ebola Crisis

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 13-Nov-14 08:16.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) An evening of music in memory of Ebola heroes is to be held in Dublin later this month and will feature the St John of God Choir with solo guests directed by *Marie Dunne CHF.

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Where does every vocation start? The family, Pope Francis says

By Ann Schneible - Catholic News Agency - Picture - Daniel Ibáñez/CNA on 10-Nov-14 21:16.

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(Ann Schneible - CNA) - In a meeting with members of the Italian Adult Catholic Scouting Movement, Pope Francis stressed the “educative mission” of the family, noting how every vocation is rooted in this fundamental relationship.

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National Youth Sunday

By National Office for Vocation UK on 08-Nov-14 22:43.

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On the feast of Christ the King - this year on Sunday 23 November - the Catholic Church in England and Wales makes young people our particular focus as a sign of how much we value them. - See more at: http://www.ukvocation.org/national-youth-sunday#sthash.IDM7vQ44.dpuf

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Save Catholic clinics in Africa – they may be the only ones to fight Ebola

By Andrea Gagliarducci - Catholic News Agency on 07-Nov-14 21:51.

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(Andrea Gagliarducci - CNA) - Caritas officials have urged that in facing the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, efforts should be focused on keeping Catholic clinics open because they are the best-equipped in the region.

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Assembly of Orders' Provincials

By OH -FBF Website on 06-Nov-14 22:12.

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The Provincials of the Order, together with the Prior General, met in Rome on November 3rd to to reflect, share experiences and engage in collegiate dialogue on the life and the mission, and the challenges and hopes of the Order throughout the world.

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International Vocation Meeting to Take Place in February

By NRVC Newsletter on 04-Nov-14 21:21.

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(NRVC) - A first-ever gathering of national vocation leaders representing most English-speaking countries in the developed world will gather during the Year of Consecrated Life in Rome in February 2015.

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DVD for Year of Consecrated Life

By on 03-Nov-14 20:41.

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The National Office for Vocations in the UK have produced a DVD for the Year of Consecrated Life. This twenty minute DVD gives an insight into the lives and work of 6 religious men and women living different kinds of religious life.

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Irish Logo for Year of Consecrated Life

By CORI Website on 03-Nov-14 21:19.

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The logo for the Year of Consec­rated Life - designed by the painter Carmela Boccasilc, who works wilh her husband, Lillo Dellino, and son, Dario - expresses through symbols the fundamental values of religious consecration.

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Bishop Nulty Remembers Dead in November

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 02-Nov-14 09:56.

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(Ann Marie Foley- CI) - “The consolation and support that our faith brings to us at the time of the death of a loved one, through the prayers of the funeral rites and indeed the care of the faith community, helps enormously,” Dr Nulty said in his pastoral letter.

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Vocations are firmly on Irish Church’s agenda: Bishop

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland - Anthony Maher. Pic courtesy: GAA.ie on 12-May-12 22:30.

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Sarah McDonald“Vocations to the priesthood and religious life are firmly on the agenda of the Irish Catholic Church,” the Bishop of Derry reassured diocesan vocations directors assembled for their annual conference in Maynooth on Sunday and Monday.

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