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"Make the choice to rejoice"

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The following devotion from the people at the DVO/Pocket Fuel iOS app (http://dvoapp.com/pQLWbpsT3d) chimes with the teaching given by Rend Collective in relation to their latest album ("The Art Of Celebration" - see earlier posts).


Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Philippians 4:4 (NLT)
PHILIPPIANS 4 SERIES - PART 1
Joy is that one emotion we could all do with more of! But often we mistake joy as a result of good fortune when, in fact, it is a choice to be happy... Because 'joy' is a choice! In fact, every emotion we experience is a choice. Do me a favour for the next 5 minutes and pretend you are a successful millionaire. Make sure that every person you encounter knows about your success, accomplishments and wealth. With it, you have the ability to bless and help lots of people. Immerse yourself in the vision of this experience. What does it look like? What does it feel like? Does it feel good? Of course it does! Note that even though you don’…

Rend Collective + Tenth Avenue North - The Art Of Celebration

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"You're not finished with me yet, You're not finished with me yet,  By your power I can change, I can change, ‘Cos you're not finished with me yet!”
Last night Rend Collective rounded off their wonderful Manchester gig with a brilliantly uplifting version of this track that had everyone pogoing and singing along, all in Christ’s name. Joyous, liberating, prayerful + fun, children celebrating the love of their Father!! I like to think God was laughing along with us.
Heartfelt thanks to Rend Collective + Tenth Avenue North for an amazing night of music and worship and for all you do in God’s name. 
Team Win love you!!

Vocation Sunday 2014 - the vocation to be a Brother

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Is God possibly calling you to life as a Religious Brother? Ask yourself the question.





Vocation resources

Find below some links to resources produced by the National Office for Vocation in England and Wales for today’s celebration of Vocation Sunday that you can make use of throughout the year whenever addressing the question of vocation with pupils, young people in general... 
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Vocations Sunday: 11th May 2014 Good Shepherd Sunday is the moment when all the faithful are invited to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. Teresa Carvalho, NOV’s newly appointed Discipleship Promoter, has worked hard putting the following online resources together:
Pray for Vocations: Parish liturgical resources & aids for prayer
Hear about Vocations: Testimonies from priests and religiousTeach about Vocations: School resources
Read about Vocations: Including links to Pope Francis' message for Vocations Sunday 2014
It is also possible to order the printed resources which have been created for this Vocations Sunday but are not time-bound. The attached order …

Vocation Sunday 2014

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What is your own personal vocation? Spend time today listening to the promptings of the Spirit in your heart. Trust Him.

"Each of you has a personal vocation which He has given you for your own joy and sanctity. When a person is conquered by … the fire of His gaze, no sacrifice seems too great to follow Him and give Him the best of ourselves.” Pope Benedict XVI

(Thanks to Middlesborough Diocese Youth Mission Team for the following quote + picture)

"Let us dispose our hearts therefore to being “good soil”, by listening, receiving and living out the word, and thus bearing fruit. The more we unite ourselves to Jesus through prayer, Sacred Scripture, the Eucharist, the Sacraments celebrated and lived in the Church and in fraternity, the more there will grow in us the joy of cooperating with God in the service of the Kingdom of mercy and truth, of justice and peace. And the harvest will be plentiful, proportionate to the grace we have meekly welcomed into our lives."
- Pope Fra…

Girl With One Arm Hugs Dad For The First Time #HandforTorri

There is so much goodness in the world, in people… we need to celebrate it more. This is tremendous.


Park Place Pastoral Centre, nr. Southampton, where Fr. Andrew serves a Chaplain.

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My good friend Fr. Andrew McMahon ofm

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Landévennec Abbey - view 7

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Landévennec Abbey - view 6

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Landévennec Abbey - view 4 - St. Guénolé

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Landévennec Abbey - view 5

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Landévennec Abbey - view 3

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A view from my bedroom at Landévennec Abbey

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Easter Vigil bonfire at Landévennec Abbey in Finistère, Brittany.

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