Friday, May 29, 2009

New website for Vocations Ireland.

Readers of this blog will be familiar with Vocations Ireland, the umbrella body for the male and female religious vocations directors in Ireland. The organisation has a two-fold purpose: (1) to support and animate the various vocation directors and their congregations and (2) to help discerners who feel called to religious life to find an appropriate congregation or order that suits their talents and gifts. Vocations Ireland has been very active in recent years in promoting the call to religious life and has been particularly successful in its mission to supporting the vocations directors by means of renewal courses, seminars, organised local meetings and liturgical events.

The organisation has recently launched their new website and is worth visiting. Congratulations to all concerned and I hope that it will continue to help those who are considering a call to religious life in Ireland.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Vocations Weekend 22-24 May 2009

Apologies to the regular readers of this blog. I realise that it has been quite some time since the last entry. It has been exceptionally busy of late.

Vocations weekends are an invaluable part of the process of discernment for many of our enquirers and to that end we try to organise many such weekends over the course of the year. The next scheduled weekend takes place in our formation community at Saint Saviour's Priory, Dominick Street, Dublin 1. It begins on Friday evening 22 May and concludes on Sunday 24 May in the afternoon.

The weekend is fully subscribed. If you wish to be considered for such a weekend in the coming weeks and months, please email me at