Vocations Blog

April 08, 2018

The Annunciation

Dear Friends, May the Lord give you peace!   Francis of Assisi “rendered praises and poured forth prayers and offered his devotion to the Mother of Jesus – how many and in what ways, it is not humanely possible to tell.” ((II Cel 198) The Feast of the Annunciation is normally celebrated on March 25th …

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December 23, 2017

A Reflection For Christmas

Thus God wished to give glory to his servant Francis

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October 23, 2017


Dear Friends, May the Lord give you peace! In the Franciscan Rule our little brother and Founder of our Order, St. Francis of Assisi tells us, his followers: “Whoever comes to them, friend and foe, thief or robber, let them be treated with kindness… They must rejoice when they live among people considered of little …

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August 16, 2017

Do You Want To Live The Gospel Way??

Dear Friends, May the Lord give you peace!   St. Francis did not set out to found an Order/Brotherhood/Fraternity.   He simply wanted to follow the Gospel literally.   As a result men and women were inspired by his lifestyle and within a short time, approximately twenty years after he set out to live this …

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June 23, 2017

Provincial Chapter

Dear Friends, May the Lord give you peace.   On Sunday June 25th through Friday 30th June we the Franciscans of the Irish Franciscan Province hold our Provincial Chapter.   We pray that the Holy Spirit will inspire and guide us throughout the week.   We ask for your prayers and as always we depend …

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May 11, 2017

The Power of Photography

Dear Friends, May the Lord give you peace!   I’m convinced of the power of photography in promoting vocations and recently I came across ‘A Photographer’s Prayer’ by an unknown author in the Irish Catholic: “Oh, god, as I bring my subject into focus, let me remember that I’m creating treasures for some family.   …

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February 02, 2017

World Day for Consecrated Life 2017

Pray for Priests, Sisters and Brothers

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December 31, 2016

New Year Resolution

Warm New Year Greetings!

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October 22, 2016

The Merciful Gaze of Jesus

“When it comes to promoting vocations in the Church it all begins with an encounter with God.”

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October 14, 2016

Celebrate With Renewed Joy Each Day

The Friars are to praise the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

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