Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The Gospel Mysteries of Vocation.....

It is essential that we pray for vocations. Vocations are born out of prayer and are sustained by prayer. A vocation to Religious Life can never be a self centred act but it is rather, at its essence, an extension of the prayer of the entire Christian Community, the very community that the person, responding to a vocation, will vow to serve. In doing this we pray for, and encourage, each other. It takes courage and support.

How can we pray for vocations? A nice way is to meditate on what we have called 'The Gospel Mysteries of Vocation' and to pray them like a Rosary. Each Mystery identifies an aspect of vocation and vocational discernment: the Mysteries of Attraction; of Courage; of Compassion; of Mission and of Love.

We pray these in our Friaries each week in solidarity with those who are discerning a vocation and also to ask God to sustain us in our own. Join us and let's pray together...

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Capuchin Franciscan Vocation Experience 22nd - 24th of November 2013

You are invited to join the Friars in our Kilkenny Friary for this opportunity to experience what life is like as a Capuchin Franciscan Friar. 

This experience is for you if:
  • You are a man aged between 18 and 40
  • You are a practicing Catholic
  • You feel God is calling you to more
  • You have a passion for serving others
  • You are a man of prayer
  • You want to make a difference with your life
  • You are not sure but would like to know some more
As Capuchin Friars we follow Christ in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi. We live together in Community, brothers to each other and to all we serve. We are passionate about what we do and who we are. We will journey with you no matter what stage of vocational discernment you may be at.  We will help you discover what God is calling you to be. We will listen to your story and share ours.

'Attending vocations weekends and meeting the Friars was invaluable and a major reason in why I chose to become a Capuchin Friar. Their welcome, joy, prayerfulness and encouragement was infectious, especially for somebody who was quite nervous about discerning a vocation. They made me feel at home and, over five years on, I have felt at home ever since. The weekends were a great opportunity to talk about how I felt God was calling me and to get some very sound advice.' (Br Martin - Capuchin Student)

If you are interested, please contact our Vocations Director, Br Terence Harrington on 0863230638 or email

Watch our new vocations promo on You Tube entitled 'Who are we?' : 'Who are we?'