Vocation Stories

New Postulants Enter Carmel

On September 8, 2018, Feast of the Nativity of Mary, four young women joined the Carmelite Sisters and became the newest members of the Congregation!  The Entrance Ceremony was held at Saint Teresa’s Chapel of the Motherhouse in Germantown, New York and was presided by Rev. James Hess, O.Carm.  The new Postulants were invested with

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Solemn Monastic Profession at Glencairn Abbey of Sr Angela Finegan OCSO

There was great joy at St. Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn as we witnessed and celebrated the Solemn Monastic Profession of Sr. Angela Finegan on the feast of St. Bernard, 20th August 2018. The whole monastic community, together with Sr. Angela’s parents, family and friends gathered to witness the dedication of her life to God in the

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Sister Marie Dunne

  At 10 years of age, I wrote an essay to say that I wanted to be a Holy Faith Sister – I had forgotten all about it until it was given back to me 16 years later! I had been an only girl in my family for 14 years, and I was very shy,

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Sr Mary Usifoh OLA shares her story with Vocations Ireland

Profile:Sr. Mary Usifoh Sr. Mary Usifoh is from the resource-rich Delta State in southern Nigeria which is largely defined by the great Niger River. The river straddles Delta State’s eastern fringes, gifting farmers with abundant quantities of fertile agricultural lands, before giving way to the 70,000 square kilometre Niger Delta. Sr. May was born in

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Meet some of the Religious Congregations/Societies from Ireland.

       Some Young Korean Priests celebrating together                   Columban Missionary Priests Ministering in the Philippians.    Dominican Contemplative sisters at work here in Ireland The Little Company of Mary Sisters celebrating their graduation                         

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Brother Sean Kelly

Capuchin Franciscans I was very naive in that I was half expecting God to give me a call, if not in a clap of thunder, the least he could afford me was a gentle whisper. Well he did call but not in the way I expected. I now know that he choose the timefor me

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Julie Buckley

Sisters of Marie Reparatrice After finishing school, I trained as a nurse and later as a midwife. I gave up practicing my faith and enjoyed a busy social life. Over time tough, I experienced a growing emptiness and dissatisfaction with my life, which no socializing would fill. One Sunday, I went to Mass and hearing

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Cathy Howard

Vocation story of Sr Cathy Howard’s O.P. and her community

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Br. Malachy Thompson

Cistercians The monastic life has given me a new life full of happiness and a deep sense of peace. The life has totally exceeded all my expectations and dreams. Living with others who value the same expression of faith in a common life together has been important for fostering my desire to know and experience

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Sr. Emer O’Shaughnessy

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy I didn’t suddenly wake up one day and decide that I was going to be a sister or to go nursing, or to work and live in Peru. One thing led to another. The people here really have a very low standard of living and working together we are

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