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Welcome To Vocations Ireland

 Greetings from Vocations Ireland and welcome to our website. Here you will be introduced to who
Vocations Ireland are and what we are about. Please feel free to contact us through our website
should you require advice or help with your search.

Vocations Ireland is an office made up from members of the many Religious Sisters, Brothers and
Priests from Congregations, Societies, Contemplative and Missionary communities in Ireland.
Our Mission is to discern, foster and encourage vocations to Religious and Missionary life.

We run programmes and events for young people which have a strong focus on prayer and
discernment helping those discerning their path in life to begin to discover the desire of God at work
today and to discover even more deeply the love of God in their lives.

Margaret Cartwright

Our Recent Updates


This is the Spiritan Asylum Initiative situated in the heart of Dublin is a service which unfortunately has grown more and more over the years and is probably at its busiest time ever. I say unfortunately not because of the wonderful work being carried out but because the need for this service has grown as a result of war and torture inflicted on so many human beings today. This service was started by the Spiritan’s and is the only specialist centre in Ireland for the care and rehabilitation of survivors of torture and severe trauma. Here we see Religious and lay professionals working together to provide holistic care.

Religious In Ireland

In Ireland the Religious are ministering to the refugees and migrants offering help and support in every aspect of their lives.

They are working in hotels where some of the refugees are placed as well as working with the homeless of Ireland also placed in hotels because of lack of housing.

A Dominican Story

The Dominican Sisters mission in Iraq is one of presence support. There is so much bombing and destruction around that they found the most important help that was needed was to support the women buying nappies and milk for the babies. For the men they find it important to be with them, listen to them and hold their anger. The men are so frustrated and angry at being unable to keep their women and children safe. A very difficult and painful mission but one where “prayer and presence” is so important.

Rise of the Roses – Fernbank Limerick

As part of their summer tour to celebrate and promote Consecrated Religious Life in Ireland, ‘Rise of the Roses’ visited the Salesian Sisters in Fernbank

What is the future for Religious Life in Ireland?

Sr Phylis Moynihan rsm and Fr Ciaran Dougherty OP discuss the Year of Consecrated Life and their work for vocations.

Promoting Vocations to the Religious Life

Margaret Cartwright discusses the need to rediscover ‘story-telling’ as part of vocations for the religious in Ireland and how a recent grant of €268,000 will be used.

My Vocation Journey – Br Conor McDonough OP

Br Conor McDonough OP shares his vocation story and what he has gained from entering into community life with the Irish Dominicans.