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INVITATION FROM CISTERCIANS ROSCREA

“Come and See” John 1:39 Seeking God in Prayer and Community The Cistercian Monks of Mount Saint Joseph Abbey are hosting a Monastic Experience Weekend from Friday 29th September – Sunday 1st October 2017. It is an opportunity for Catholic men aged between 20 and 45 to find out more about monastic life and to

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INVITATION FROM THE POOR CLARES GALWAY

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Congratulations and Welcome to the new Franciscan Novices

On the 14th August four novices were received into the new International Novitiate in the friary in Killarney: Daraigh Quinn, Drew Keeley, and Philip McMahon – all Irish, and Edvinas Jurgutis from Lithuania

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Solemn Profession of Sr Mary Clare O’Donovan Poor Clare

On the Feast of St Clare of Assisi Br Pat Lynch OFM had the privilege of being present for the Solemn Profession of Sr Mary Clare O’Donovan in the Poor Clare Monastery in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. Sr Mary Clare is pictured 2nd left in the front row next to Bishop Francis, Bishop of Ardagh andClonmacnoise. If

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Welcome & congratulations to the Franciscans on the occasion of their 1st Professing

A group of young Franciscans OFM pictured after making 1st Profession on August 2nd in Burlington WI, USA. Back row 2nd from left is J. P. Carroll for the Irish Province and at the back centre is Kes Watson from the English Custody. Both will be moving to the Franciscan Friary, Athlone, Ireland for the

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GOOD NEWS FROM OUR OFM BROTHERS

The New Team – the Minister General with his Council! Photo taken at the conclusion of the OFM recent chapter held in Assisi.  Irish friar Caoimhin O Laoide (on left) was elected to to serve on the General Definitory of the Order for the next six years. May our brothers be guided by the Spirit

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MUSIC AND MINISTRY TOGETHER 8-13th August 2017

Are you involved in music and ministry or do you feel called to Ministry through Music:? Then this course might be of interest to you. ALERT It is only 5 days before this wonderful course begins in Roscrea and there are still some places available if you are interested in taking part. WHEN:    

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ANOTHER GOOD NEWS STORY

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy from the Religious Sisters of Charity was recently presented with the 2017 Fitzgerald Bible Bruff Award in Limerick. This award was presented in honour of Sr Stan’s lifelong contribution and wonderful work on behalf of the poor, the homeless and the abused in our society. We often hear stories of the wonderful

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PRESENTATION BROTHERS OFFER VOCATION WEEK-END

The Presentation Brothers are offering a vocation weekend to anyone who may be asking ‘Why’? Pope Francis announced that the 2018 Synod of Bishops will treat the topic ‘Young people, the Faith and Vocational discernment’.  The Presentation Brothers see this as exciting news for them as their mission is about ‘forming Christ in the young’.

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Congratulations to Fr Aidan McGrath OFM

Vocations Ireland would like to congratulate Fr Aidan McGrath OFM on his recent appointment as the new provincial for the Irish Province. We assure you of our prayers and support as you respond to this important Ministry. We pray too for your Council as you begin this new term of office together.

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