Wednesday, 16 October 2013
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
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
'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 firstname.lastname@example.org.