Vocations

For the past, thanks! For the future, yes!

June 30, 2020

MICHAEL SHEIL SJ :: Rector of Clongowes Wood College SJ in County Kildare reflects on his 50th anniversary as a Jesuit priest.

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The priests’ way of life

June 11, 2019

Nikolaas Sintobin SJ, a Flemish Jesuit who has close connections with the Irish Province, features in this month's Pope Video on active solidarity with those who are most poor

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Priestly vocation? Your questions answered

May 15, 2019

A new website has been launched by the Vocations Committee of the Irish Jesuit province to help young men discern a vocation to the priesthood

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WMOF: Young people discern

August 29, 2018

Young people from all over Europe prepared for the World Meeting of Families with a special retreat in Manresa, Dublin

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How discernment can change your life

September 28, 2016

TOM CASEY SJ :: During convalescence, Ignatius of Loyola learned to examine his life and discover the good desires that were drawing him to God – in other words, he...

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‘Why would you join the Jesuits?’

July 20, 2016

'Why would you join the Jesuits?', the third phase of the Irish Jesuit digital vocations strategy, went live on Wednesday 20 July.

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The Jesuit saint who wanted a small heart

June 7, 2016

TOM CASEY SJ :: A reflection on the vocation of Fr Jacques Berthieu, a humble and generous Jesuit priest who was martyred in 1896 and canonised in 2012.

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Becoming a priest of Jesus’ wounded heart

June 1, 2016

TOM CASEY SJ :: Friday, 3 June, is the Feast of the Sacred Heart. Fr. Tom Casey reflects on how the wounded heart of Jesus challenges him to be a...

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God can make a nobody into a priest

May 25, 2016

TOM CASEY SJ :: A thought for school-leavers – if God were a prospective employer, what would he be looking for in the interview? Probably not the same things as...

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Attracting young people to religious life

audio April 27, 2016

Those involved in promoting vocations need to think differently and understand youth culture today, according to Bernhard Eckerstorfer OSB, an Austrian Benedictine speaking at a recent SpIRE event.

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