Vocation Stories

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...

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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...

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Br Ronan Sharpley

Franciscans OFM I worked in El Salvador with Viatores Christi as a Civil Engineer and I meet Franciscans ministering there. I experienced their spirituality put into practice every day in the friary and among the people. Franciscans were not afraid to get stuck in and...

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Sr Mary Barron

Our Lady of Apostles I am from a typically rural Irish Catholic family and I inherited the faith of my parents. I was always interested in working in Africa, but I never thought about religious life until towards the end of university when I looked at the possibility...

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