Vocation Stories

Meet some of the Religious Congregations/Societies from Ireland.

       Some Young Korean Priests celebrating together                   Columban Missionary Priests Ministering in the Philippians.    Dominican Contemplative sisters at work here in Ireland The Little Company of Mary Sisters celebrating their graduation                         

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Brother Sean Kelly

Capuchin Franciscans I was very naive in that I was half expecting God to give me a call, if not in a clap of thunder, the least he could afford me was a gentle whisper. Well he did call but not in the way I expected. I now know that he choose the timefor me

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Julie Buckley

Sisters of Marie Reparatrice After finishing school, I trained as a nurse and later as a midwife. I gave up practicing my faith and enjoyed a busy social life. Over time tough, I experienced a growing emptiness and dissatisfaction with my life, which no socializing would fill. One Sunday, I went to Mass and hearing

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Treasa Daevey

Sisters of St. Clare My faith was greatly challenged when my brother Shane died. I found it difficult to acknowledge God as I was so very angry and sad. One Lent, I began to reflect upon things, began to go to Mass daily, I got more involved with things in my parish and I began

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Br. Malachy Thompson

Cistercians The monastic life has given me a new life full of happiness and a deep sense of peace. The life has totally exceeded all my expectations and dreams. Living with others who value the same expression of faith in a common life together has been important for fostering my desire to know and experience

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Sr. Emer O’Shaughnessy

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy I didn’t suddenly wake up one day and decide that I was going to be a sister or to go nursing, or to work and live in Peru. One thing led to another. The people here really have a very low standard of living and working together we are

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Br. Ronan Sharpley

Franciscans OFM I worked in El Salvador with Viatores Christi as a Civil Engineer and I meet Franciscans ministering there. I experienced their spirituality put into practice every day in the friary and among the people. Franciscans were not afraid to get stuck in and get their hands dirtied. It’s amazing to live in a

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Sr Lindsay Maria

Carmelites The joy and simplicity that I saw in the Cloistered life of Carmel and the freedom to live it with like-minded people all called by God. The very life of prayer spoke to the inner core of my heart. That in every moment we are with the Beloved and He with us! I always longed

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Sr. Mary Barron

Our Lady of Apostles I am from a typically rural Irish Catholic family and I inherited the faith of my parents. I was always interested in working in Africa, but I never thought about religious life until towards the end of university when I looked at the possibility of bringing religious life and Africa together.

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