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Pope Raps Religious over Theoretical Poverty

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland on 09-Mar-14 09:20.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - Pope Francis sent a strong message to Religious on Saturday about living their vow of poverty authentically and not theoretically.

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"Return to Granada..." Feast of St. John of God

By Prior General on 07-Mar-14 22:46.

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Today we celebrate the Feast of our Founder St. John of God. May we all open our hearts, as John did, to all who come into our lives and may we reach out, as John did, to those who are must in need.

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Celebrated Franciscan Friar to Play Three Irish Dates

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland - Photo John McElroy on 06-Mar-14 08:31.

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Celebrated Italian tenor, Friar Alessandro, best known as the Singing Friar from Assisi, has been confirmed for three Irish dates in March 2014 in Dublin, Galway and Cork. Friar Alessandro shot to fame in 2012 on the release of his debut album Voice of Assisi.

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Pope Francis' Message for Lent 2014

By Independent Catholic News on 05-Mar-14 07:32.

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(ICN) - The Poverty of Jesus “frees us and enriches us”. Pope Francis wrote in his Lenten Message this year. His message concentrates on poverty, in particular on Christ's poverty. The Pope, in fact, begins by explaining that Jesus “became poor, so that by his poverty we might become rich”, as the theme of the message recalls, taken from the Second Letter to the Corinthians. Christ's choice for poverty, the Pontiff states, suggests a positive dimension the state of being poor.

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New Batch of Volunteers for Kerry’s Youth Ministry Team

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 04-Mar-14 07:53.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) - The Diocese of Kerry has just received a major boost following 28 volunteers’ completion of its first ever Youth Ministry Studies Programme. The group of adults, from parishes all over Kerry, spent almost two years studying for the programme, which involved some travelling for up to two hours to get to the venue.

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Archbishop Launches Emmanuel 2014 Concert Series

By Sarah Mac Donald - Catholic Ireland - Photo John McElroy on 14-Feb-14 08:41.

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(Sarah McDonald - CI) - The Church “has lost its sense of fun” - it must reach out in a different way to young people. Faith education mustn’t simply be about the passive provision of knowledge and information, it must be something more challenging and deeply personal, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin

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Top Class Speaker for Vocations Ireland Summer Seminar 2014

By Vocations Ireland Website on 14-Feb-14 08:40.

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Vocations Ireland are delighted to announce that Sr. Deborah Borneman. SS.C.M. the Associate Director of Prorammes and Resources for the National Religious Vocation Conference in America will be addressing the members of Vocations Ireland at the Vocations Ireland Summer Seminar

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Confession Drive for Lent in England and Wales

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 27-Feb-14 07:11.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) - The number of people going to confession in England and Wales has risen but many penitents no longer know how to prepare for the sacrament or what to say, according to Bishop Kieran Conry.

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Where Will They Come From?

By Irish Missionary Union Website on 26-Feb-14 07:41.

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(IMU) - The question of who will be the future Irish missionaries came up at a meeting of a National Vocations group at the IMU Centre on Feb 15.

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Korean Province Elects New Provincial

By OH-FBF Website on 24-Feb-14 07:59.

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The Korean Province held it's Provincial Chapter last week and elected Br. Michael Lee Provincial for the next four years. The Province encompasses South Korea, Japan and China. The Chapter also elected Br. Benedict Won Provincial Delegate for Japan.

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Six Convents and Monasteries in a Day: Nun Run or Greet-a-Priest!

By UK National Vocation Office Website on 15-Oct-13 08:35.

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(UK Vocatiion Office) - On 1st February a group of young people wanting to find out more about consecrated life and priesthood met up to visit convents and monasteries/a seminary.

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Pope Francis: the lives of the elderly and disabled are precious

By Catholic World News - Catholic Culture.org on 20-Oct-13 09:26.

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(CWN) - As the members of the Pontifical Academy of Life gathered for a workshop on aging and disability, Pope Francis lamented that the elderly and disabled can be victims of a “throw away culture.”

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Fraternal Visit to Nampula

By OH -FBF Website on 31-Jan-14 07:56.

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The General Councillor responsible for the Africa Region, Bro. Pascal Ahodegnon, visited the Order’s Centre at Nampula in Mozambique on 25 January-6 February 2014,accompanied by Brother Leone Mbengue, the Provincial Councillor of the African Province of St Augustine. It was a fraternal visit, and included a number of meetings organised by the Religious Community to foster cooperation between the Order and the local government and the health care/welfare authorities of Nampula

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High Profile Speakers at Kildare & Leighlin Novenas

By Ann Marie Foley - Catholic Ireland on 19-Feb-14 09:21.

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(Ann Marie Foley - CI) - Two novenas in the midlands will feature a host of high profile speakers ranging from the rap singer, ‘Wally’ O’Loughlin, to Cuan Mhuire founder, Sr Consilio, and former RTE newsreader, Anne Doyle.

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Newly Formed Vocations Mission Team

By Vocations Ireland Website on 17-Feb-14 23:28.

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A 'Parish Vocations Weekend' was realised in the Spiritan Parish of the Holy Spirit in Greenhills, Dublin on the Feast of the Presentation & Day of Consecrated Life. The Dublin Branch recently formed a Vocations Mission Team in order to get on the road and to promote and raise awareness of religious vocations

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