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Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on 15 years as a Bishop

Last edited 2nd September 2018

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP says that if he’d known as a young man or Dominican friar that he would one day add ‘Archbishop of Sydney’ to his CV he would have “run away in terror because it is so big”.


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Young Sydney Woman takes First Vows as Dominican Sister in the USA

Last edited 27th August 2018

A young 23 year-old woman from Sydney has made her First Profession as a Dominican sister in the USA.


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Vatican Publishes Norms on Consecrated Virgins

Last edited 4th July 2018

Almost 50 years after the Church published the new Rite of Consecrated Virginity, the Vatican has issued an instruction on the state of life, its discipline, and the responsibilities of diocesan bishops toward the vocation of consecrated virgins.


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New Archbishop for Melbourne

Last edited 1st July 2018

Pope Francis has this evening appointed the Bishop of Broken Bay, Peter A. Comensoli, as the new Archbishop of Melbourne, with effect from August 1, when he will be installed in St Patrick's Cathedral.


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Encouragement a Strong Factor in Priesthood Discernment, Study Finds

Last edited 22nd April 2018

A strong majority of the 430 men who are about to be ordained to the Catholic priesthood in the United States come from families where both parents were Catholic, and had several friends encouraging them in their vocation.


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New Report Reveals Realities of Religious Vocation in Australia Today

Last edited 22nd March 2018

A new report on recent religious vocations in Australia has uncovered some common characteristics of religious orders that are attracting new women and men, which could help strengthen religious life in Australia and overseas.


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Sydney Body-Boarder Takes Vows as Benedictine Monk

Last edited 21st January 2018

A 28-year-old body-boarder from Sydney, who loved spending time in the Australian sun and surf, recently pronounced his first vows as a Benedictine monk, at Silverstream Priory in County Meath, Ireland.


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English Church Launches ‘God Calls’ App to Help Discover Vocations

Last edited 11th January 2018

The app includes prayers and a journal to help users monitor their spiritual growth


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An Answer to Prayers: Priestly Ordinations Reach New Peak in Scotland

Last edited 11th July 2017

Twelve men are set to be ordained priests in Scotland this year, a 20-year high that Catholic leaders credited to prayers and other work to encourage vocations.


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