Vocations Blog

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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October 12, 2016

The Franciscans (OFM)

Dear Friends, May the Lord give you peace!   The Constitutions of the Order of Friars Minor article one reads as follows: The Order of Friars Minor, founded by St. Francis of Assisi, is a fraternity.   In this fraternity the friars follow Jesus Christ more closely under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit;  through …

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October 04, 2016

St. Francis of Assisi – Always with Jesus

D.ear Friends, May the Lord give you peace on this very special Feast Day – the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.   Today we celebrate the Feast of our Founder, inspiration and guide.   All that Francis wanted for us his followers was to live  the Gospel and to imitate Jesus. “Francis was always with Jesus, …

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August 18, 2016

Br Tom Robinson makes 1st Profession and J.P and Kes enter novitiate

Dear Friends, May the Lord give you peace!  On Saturday 13th August Br Tom Robinson a member of the British Custody of Franciscans made his 1st Profession in the Franciscan Friary, Woodford Green, London.   Tom spent his postulancy year in the Franciscan Friary, Killarney, Co Kerry,before moving to the Franciscan Friary, Ennis Co Clare to …

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July 11, 2016

Is God asking you to do something different with your life??

Dear Friends, May the Lord give you peace!   I presume that some of your reading this have a favourite place to pray.   It may be in your room, office, kitchen, garden, in some beautiuful forest or by a lake or river.   When St. Francis began to take his life with God seriously his favourite place …

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July 09, 2016


Dear Friends, May the Lord give you peace!   Today Franicscans are encouraged to find new means of evangelising.   One Friar that has taken to the highways and byways and in many different countries  is Friar Alessandro;  spreading the ‘Good News’ with his beautiful singing voice.   This is just a little taster of what Alessandro …

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July 06, 2016

Canticle of the Sun

Dear Friends, May the Lord give you peace!   Pope John Paul II proclaimed St. Francis the patron saint of ecologists.   The Canticle of the sun gives us some insights why St. Francis was given this great title.   This translation (an extract), is taken from Franciscan Spirit by Frances Teresa OSC. Praise and glory, honour and …

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