In 1965, 441 priests were ordained in Ireland, but these days it is usually 12/13 annually, Bishop Denis Brennan highlighted at a recent conference for vocations directors.
Association with Co Kildare town dating back to the 13th century comes to an end due to a lack of friars.
Bishop MacDaid to preside at special Vespers liturgy to honour the witness of religious who have consecrated themselves to a life of prayer and witness.
“I believe that we have not yet come up with a profound theology of womanhood in the Church” - Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.
Contribution of religious congregations to the efforts to eradicate human trafficking and provide care and support to victims recognised.
“It was very moving to hear the councilors speak from the heart of their own personal stories of indebtedness to orders and congregations” - Bishop Brendan Leahy.
Former East End gangster John Pridmore and the new Bishop of Waterford & Lismore will speak at the Little Sisters of the Poor's special vocations day later this month.
New projects are to be rolled out in Tuam over the next 12 to 18 months for young people aged 12 -35 years old.
Members of new group 'Rise of the Roses' to visit ten convents on consecutive Saturdays from 13 June to 15 August to affirm religious sisters and promote religious life.
The sisters support themselves by making altar breads and candles but most of their life gravitates around prayer.
Archbishop Martin said he was convinced that there are many young women in today’s Ireland who would be attracted to new forms of association with religious life.
September Congress will be an opportunity to reflect on the fruits of IEC2012 and a preparation for the International Congress in Philippines in 2016.
Irish faithful urged to imitate St Patrick and the great Irish missionary endeavours of past centuries and become 'missionaries of mercy' for today's world.
Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly SMA shares his thoughts on his own consecration to God in advance of his installation in Cashel & Emly.
The 'Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life' video will be officially launched on Monday 2 February - World Day of Consecrated Life.
“Religious life is only authentic when it is marked by humility” - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
Bishop Denis Nulty pays tribute to the Poor Clares in Graiguecullen, Co Carlow as the community elects a new Abbess.
Those interested in religious life looking for strong sense of community, prayer, Eucharist and a clear identity in the order.