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Carmelite Sisters (C.S.S. T.) The Delgany Carmelites are a community of eight sisters, living
within a monastic structure whose origins lie
in the 13th century, yet they want to revive the
world. Their existence is relatively unknown and
unseen, yet they want to influence thought and
understanding. Personal material possessions
do not matter to them, yet they want full and
satisfied hearts. They have no part in organized
political or cultural debate, but they can help
shape ideologies. Their monastic lives are ordinary and extraordinary, they are confident and
hesitant, faithful and faltering. Their encounters
with paradox show them how to make sense of
themselves before God. The Delgany Carmelites characterise their monasticism as an act of
deep listening: to God, to one another and to
the needs of the world around them. Contact
us for a Monastic Weekend Experience. Sr.
Monica Lawless, C.S.S. T.; Carmelite Monastery,
Delgany, Greystones, Co. Wicklow; contact@
carmelitemonasterydelgany.ie; carmelitemonas-terydelgany.ie/. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Cistercian Nuns, Glencairn Abbey, We are a
Roman Catholic contemplative community of
nuns, belonging to the Order of Cistercians of
the Strict Observance (O.C.S.O.). We dedicate
ourselves to the worship of God in a hidden life
in the monastery under the Rule of St. Benedict.
We take vows of stability, obedience, and conversion of life in this community that is a school
of love. The Liturgy of the Hours, Lectio Divina,
manual labour, service of the community, and
hospitality are the main elements that make up
our daily monastic life. The monastic values of
silence, solitude, simplicity, and appreciation of
the natural beauty that surrounds us undergirds
our life of contemplation and witness to the Gospel. Contact: Sr. Sarah Branigan, O.C.S.O, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.glencairnabbey.
org. More at VocationsIreland.com
Daughters of Charity (D.C.) The Daughters of
Charity are an international community of apostolic life. Founded by St. Vincent de Paul and St.
Louise de Marillac in 1633 in France, they first
came to Ireland in 1855 when the country was still
recovering from the effects of the Famine. Today
the Irish Province of the Daughters of Charity
comprises 27 houses across the country and five in
Kenya. The Irish Province also fostered the growth
of the now thriving Province of Nigeria. In addition to Kenya Irish sisters are also on mission in
Nigeria and Ethiopia. Worldwide there are about
18,832 Daughters of Charity in some 91 countries
in all five continents. We have special relationship
with the other Vincentian organizations, whose
members live their commitment in the tradition
of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac.
Contact: Sr. Carmel Ryan, D.C., St. Catherine’s
Provincial House, Dunardagh, Blackrock, Co.
Dublin; email@example.com; www.daugh-tersofcharity.ie. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Dominican Sisters (O.P.), Cabra We Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint
Catherine of Sienna, Cabra, are a small congregation with mission areas in South Africa, Latin
America, Ireland, Louisiana, and a Trust (
Funda-ção) in Lisbon. We strive to be faithful to Saint
Dominic’s dream of bringing the Gospel to the
people. Our thought is centred on the Incarnation,
the coming of God into our world to fully share
our humanity. This leads to a strong devotion to
Jesus, a high value on human life, and seeing good
in all created things. Our motto is: ‘To praise, to
bless, to proclaim.” Our spirit is positive, joyful,
and celebratory. We are searchers for God and for
truth. We live in communion, sharing all we are
and have with each other, supporting each other.
We are contemplatives, praying together in community each day. We are preachers with a mission
to evangelise, teach and liberate people. Join us!
Contact: Sr. Fionnuala Quinn, O.P.; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.dominicansisters.com.
More at VocationsIreland.com
Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa
(F.M.S.A.) The Franciscan Missionary Sisters
for Africa is an international missionary congregation founded by Teresa Kearney, more
commonly known as Mother Kevin or Mama
Kevina. As members of the Third Order Regular
of St. Francis of Assisi, our vocation is be women
of faith, consecrated to God in a community of
love, joy, and simplicity. Impelled by the love of
Christ, we are ready to be sent on mission. We
respond with courage and zeal to the real needs
of God’s people. We approach the people of God
with Reverenceso that together we may grow in
the fullness of the Gospel. We currently have
members in Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, America, Ireland, Scotland,
and England. Africa has always been the major
focus for our work, but wherever we are, we
have a particular concern for the most needy
and marginalized members of society. Contact:
Sr. Felicia Matola, F.M.S.A., 142 Raheny Road,
Raheny, Dublin 5, Ireland; email@example.com;
www.fmsa.net. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Little Company of Mary (L.C.M.) Founded in
England in 1877 by Venerable Mary Potter, the
first Irish community of the Little Company of
Mary was formed in 1888 with the opening of St.
John’s Hospital in Limerick. From the beginning,
Irish women committed themselves to the vision
of the founder and have sought to create a world
in which every human person receives the care
and love they need to become whole in body,
mind, and spirit. Prayer and care for the sick and
dying permeates all our ministries. The sisters
today are involved in many different ministries,
all of them grounded in prayer, community, and
Marian spirituality. Life in the L.C.M. brings
happiness and fulfillment as well as challenges,
adventure, and encounters with other cultures.
The diversity of our backgrounds, cultures,
and talents enriches the whole congregation.
Contact: Sr. Una Boland, L.C.M., Lima, College
Road, Fermoy, Co. Cork; unaboland@yahoo.
ie; www.lcm.ie. More at VocationsIreland.com.
where peoples of different faiths and no faith
encounter one another. We receive particular
missions entrusted to us by the Pope for the
service of the Church. Contact: Fr. Matthew
Power, S.J.; firstname.lastname@example.org; jesuit.
org.uk. Member of Compass.
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (M.S.C.) We
are priests and brothers trying to be and bring the
message of God’s love to the world. Usually living
as part of a community, we share our talents, time,
and resources together and have others to support,
encourage, and challenge us. We live lives marked
by prayer (personally and as a community); ministries of service; and the vows of celibacy, obedience,
and poverty. As an M.S.C. you could be serving a
parish, teaching at university or school, sitting with
the sick or their family as hospital chaplain, running
a youth club, at development work in a mission
country, guiding people through a retreat, lending a
listening ear as a counsellor, helping people through
the high of their wedding day or the low of a bereavement, and many other things in between. We
are active in 54 countries. Contact: Fr. Alan Neville,
M.S.C., Vocations Director, email@example.com; www.misacor.org. Member of Compass.
Redemptorists, (C.Ss.R.) As an international
Catholic religious congregation, our presence
is felt in every corner of the world, working and
ministering in 79 countries. Motivated by St. Alphonsus, our founder, bishop and Doctor of the
Church, in whatever way we can, we try to bring
Jesus our Redeemer into the very heart of daily
life. Whether in working with those searching for
a deeper understanding of faith, or celebrating
the liturgy each day in our parishes, preaching
parish missions, leading retreats or encountering
people in the inner city, we offer people a new
and exciting glimpse of a loving Father who calls
us by name. In community we pray, live, work,
and play. We have a passion for the Gospel and
we have a passion for people. We seek to bring
these two passions together. Contact: Fr. Richard
Reid, C.Ss.R.; firstname.lastname@example.org;
www.redemptorists.co.uk. Member of Compass.
Servite Friars (O.S.M.) Before the Servites ever
existed as an official religious Order, seven prosperous men came together in the city of Florence, Italy.
As a reflection of the penitential spirit of the times, it
had been the custom of these men to meet regularly
as members of a religious society established in
honor of Mary, the Mother of God. Eventually, the
seven left their comfortable homes, put aside their
finery and went to live together in a ramshackle
building. Today Servite Friars are found in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia, and
Australia. From a humble beginning we have been
blessed with a long and rich history. Like our Seven
Founders, we go where the needs of God’s people
demand and seek the perfection of the Gospel way
of life under the protection of Mary, the Mother and
Servant of the Lord. Contact: Fr. Gabriel Bannon,
O.S.M., email@example.com; www.servitefriars.
org. Member of Compass.