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The Music & Ministry Summer School recently invited Vocations Ireland to join them for the day to share their Vocation Story.


Director Margaret Cartwright introduced              Sr Julie shared the story of her “call to Religious Life”                            Sr Phyllis sharing the story of her call to the

Vocations Ireland                                                                                                                                                                                        Sisters of Mercy

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Sr Gwen’s Carmelite story                                                                Br Hubert’s Homily


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Fr Willie Purcell sharing his story of Diocesan Priesthood and his musical talent.                              Sr Fidelina Vocation Director Bon Secours enjoying the course

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Br Malachy Thompson Vocation Director for                          Dom Richard sharing his talents                                                Learning new skills

the Cistercian’s in Roscrea sharing a joyful                             with the group

moment at the end of the Liturgy.

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Enjoying the sessions.

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Something that really struck me about this summer school, was the wonderful opportunity given to young people to engage with professionals who enabled and empowered them to work with their talent and experience new ways of engaging with contemporary church music and celebrating Liturgy meaningfully.

The theme for this year was “Make Your Home in Me” Jn 15:4 and the team certainly helped make everyone feel at home during this week.  There was wonderful Liturgy, lots of activities and entertainment, sharing of stories, fun and laughter throughout the week.

Vocations Ireland would like to thank the MMT  – Ian, Anne-Marie, Therese, Sinead, Grainne, Cathal, Cara, Regina, Paul, Orla, Ciaran, and Fr Brendan.   A special word of thanks to Dom Richard and the Cistercian community for their warm hospitality and the use of such a wonderful Sacred space.

Watch out for this Summer school next year and make sure to book in time to avoid disappointment.   Keep your eye on Vocations Ireland Website during the year and you might win a place on the next course.

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participants              Farewell till next year.   Thank you to one and all.