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mission and caring. • To be grounded in prayer
and contemplatives in action....celebrating and
nurturing our relationship with God in many
different ways. Contact: Sr. Peggy McLoughlin,
S.J.C., Cluny House 1, Beechwood Park, Rath-mines, Dublin 6, peggy_mcloughlin@hotmail.
com; www.sjc.ie. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Sisters of the Holy Family of St. Emilie We
are an international congregation, founded
at Villefranche-de-Rouergue by St. Emilie de
Rodat. Our aim is to imitate Jesus of Nazareth
in today’s world, revealing God’s tenderness
and love. Personal and community prayer
nourishes our hope and helps us to be contemplatives in action. Community life is very
important. From it we derive joy and strength
for our apostolic activities. Our forms of presence and service are varied. Our range of
activities worldwide are: teaching; nursing;
parish ministry; counseling; guided prayer;
spiritual direction; social work; ecumenism;
chaplaincy; work in schools, hospitals, prisons, nursing homes; pastoral work with the
elderly, homeless people, gypsies, and women
in need. In Ireland we have a small community in Tullamore. Our main ministry is prayer.
The House of Formation for Ireland and England is in London. Contact: Sr. Mary Fahy,
61 Carowmore Meadows, Knock, Co. Mayo;
firstname.lastname@example.org; holyfamilysis-ters.org.uk. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Ursuline Sisters (O.S.U.) We are women of
all ages who have responded to a personal invitation from Christ to dedicate our lives to Him as
Ursuline Sisters. We continue to live the vision
of Angela Merici, an innovative woman who in
1535 saw a new way for women to consecrate
their lives to God while continuing to live in the
heart of family and society. Our primary mission
is to realize God’s love for us, to offer our love
in return, and to share that love with all whom
we encounter. We have ministries in the areas of
education; health care; pastoral work in parishes
and dioceses; prayer, retreat, spiritual direction
and counselling; work with marginalized people
– the poor, prisoners, the homeless, and immigrants. The constant mission underpinning
all our ministries is to share the good news of
Jesus Christ with all people. Contact: Sr. Karen
Kent, O.S.U.; email@example.com; www.
ursulines.ie. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Augustinians (O.S.A.) The key elements of the
Augustinian tradition include: A strong sense of
Christian community and friendship; the restless
search for God, for his love and truth; the invitation to form communities to embody Gospel
ideals and the challenge of St. Augustine to be
“one in mind and heart on our way to God”; to offer
companionship to men and women making their
journey to the heart; and to serve the local church,
adapting ministry to the needs of the time. Today
you will find Irish Augustinians working in a
wide variety of apostolates, such as parishes,
schools, foreign missions, retreats, hospitals,
youth apostolate, caring for the elderly, and WO W
(Word on Web…adult faith education). Contact:
Fr. Colm O’Mahoney, O.S.A., St. Augustine’s,
Taylors Lane, Ballyboden, Dublin 16, augustini-
ie/vocations. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Cistercians of Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey, (O.C.S.O.) Our monks live a secluded,
contemplative life in which prayer holds a
central position. In addition to private prayer
and study, we assemble in church eight times
a day for prayer and Mass. The monastery has
a guesthouse for those wishing to make short
retreats, a repository, a gift shop, and a coffee
shop. If you think that you may be interested
in a monastic life, you are invited to contact the
Vocations Director via email (info@bethabbey.
com) or telephone (028-2582-1211). No specific qualifications or skills are required. Ideally
an applicant should be aged 20 to 50 and be in
good health for his age. Contact: Fr. Celcus Kelly,
O.C.S.O.; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.bethle-hemabbey.com. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Discalced Carmelites (O.C.D.) The Discalced Carmelite Family is a religious order
in the Roman Catholic Church. We, the members, trace our roots back to the ancient hermits on Mount Carmel, Israel, in the 13th century. Like them, we try to follow Christ with
special emphasis on Scripture and prayer. In
this we take Mary as our model. Our way of
life was reinterpreted for us in the 16th century by St. Teresa of Avila with the help of St.
John of the Cross. That is why we are sometimes today referred to as “Teresian Carmelites”. Our website provides information for
those interested in a Carmelite vocation. It
tells you a little about us, the formation process, and how to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you. Contact: Br. Noel
O’Connor, O.C.D.; email@example.com; www.ocd.ie. More at Vocations Ireland
Franciscan Friars (O.F. M.) We are a Fraternity
in Mission, inspired by the life of St. Francis to
bring the Gospel of Joy and Grace to the world.
We serve the Church and the world as brothers
and priests and search for God in a communal life
of poverty, prayer, and service to others. The friars
of the Irish Franciscan Province are members of
the 800-year-old Order of Friars Minor with a
worldwide presence in 120 countries and some
13,000 friars. The wider Irish Province includes
the Custody (Region) of the God Shepherd in
Zimbabwe and the Custody of the Immaculate
Conception in Great Britain. In the joyful and
prophetic spirit of St. Francis, the Irish Franciscan
Friars are dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Christ
by serving the poor and promoting justice, peace,
care of creation, and reconciliation. Contact: Br.
Pat Lynch, O.F.M., Franciscan Friary, Athlone,
Co Westmeath, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.
franciscans.ie. More at VocationsIreland.com
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.
mscireland.com. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Presentation Brothers (F.P.M.) We are the
Presentation Brothers, an international, Catholic
congregation of religious brothers. Our mission
is ‘to form Christ in the young’, in the spirit of
our founder, Blessed Edmund Rice. Our focus
today is the ‘New Evangelization’, creative ways
of making Christ known to the young people
of our time. We need help with our work! We
passionately believe in our vocation as Presentation Brothers and we encourage young men to
consider joining us. This is a beautiful vocation
and a great mission! We have eight communities
of Brothers in Ireland with one Brother living with
the International Community at Mount Sion in
Waterford city. Our Irish communities are located
in Birr, Co. Offaly; Cork city (four communities);
Glasthule, Co. Dublin; Glór na hAbhann, near
Dungarvan, Co. Waterford; and Killarney, Co.
Kerry. Contact: Br. Anthony O’Sullivan, F.P.M.,
Mount St. Joseph, Blarney Street, Cork, Ireland;
firstname.lastname@example.org; www.presen-tationbrothers.org. More at VocationsIreland.com.
St. John of God Brothers (O.H.) The new St.
John of God Province (England/Ireland) is part of
the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, an international Catholic Religious Order of Brothers. As
Brothers of St. John of God we take vows of poverty,
chastity, obedience and hospitality. We live and pray
together in community. We endeavor to follow
in the footsteps of St. John of God, our Founder,
whose life’s vision was one of hospitality where everyone is welcomed and treated equally. In Ireland
and England the Brothers provide services for people with a range of needs, including mental health,
intellectual disabilities and care of the aged. We also
have services in New Jersey, USA and in Malawi,
Central Africa, which we support from our home
base. Contact: Br. Ronan Lennon, O.H.; St. John of
God Brothers “Granada”, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin;
email@example.com; www.sjog.ie; www.stjohnof-godvocation.ie. More at VocationsIreland.com.