The Pallottines, Sandyford Road, Dundrum, Dublin



If you would like to know about our way of life or have some questions or would like to come on a discernment weekend, I invite you to contact:

Vocation’s Director

Pallottine Retreat Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.


Vocation Testimonies

DSC01160What You Longed For – Fr. Emmanuel Msuri SAC

Imagine the experience of childhood being retrieved: its memories, its innocence and openness to many possibilities!  Imagine the journey of a prayer from a child like prayer to prayer of a grown up and a bit of experience! Imagine the joy of being where you wouldn’t have thought of or say ‘one day I want to …!’

Jaimie Twohig sac

I Couldn’t Stop Smiling – Jaimie Twohig SAC

I went to Medugorje  and I can honestly say the experience turned my life upsidown. I always knew about Our Lady growing up but in Medugorje I came to know how much she loves me and is a Mother to me despite my weakness and sinfulness. When I came home from Medugorje I saw life with new eyes. I couldn’t stop smiling. .. I was given a glimpse of Gods love for me and I wasn’t going to let it go. 


Two Roads Diverged – Brendan McCarrick SAC

A life changing event happened in 2008, I travelled to Australia to the World Youth Day, where once again my faith was reinvigorated; and it was there I decided, during my time in prayer that God was still calling me to priesthood, the only decision was where? In my discernment I prayed the words of Mary, the Mother of God, “Be it done unto me according to your word,”


If You Aspire To Serve The Lord – Fr. Eamonn Monson

 A vocation is like climbing a mountain, doing the Camino to Santiago – demanding, difficult, involving risk and it is thrilling. On this day 34 years ago I was ordained a priest. I am now 59 years old, serving as curate in Shankill and I am truthfully having the best time of my life. Thanks be to God.

Fr. Phil Barry sac

My Journey Towards Priesthood – Fr. Phil Barry SAC

On the way in I purchased a daily paper and going through the pages I found myself transfixed looking at a picture of Blessed Vincent Pallotti, who was about to be canonised at that time in Rome. This was in January 1963. My mind was made up as I felt Jesus; the great High Priest was directing me back to my first love as a future Pallottine.

Vocation Prayer

Lord, make me a better person, more considerate towards others, more honest with myself, more faithful to you. 

Make me generous enough to want sincerely to do your will whatever it may be, help me to find my true vocation in life and grant that through it I may find happiness myself and bring happiness to others.

Lord, may those whom you call to enter the priesthood or religious life have the generosity to answer your call.


St. Vincent Pallotti: Pray for us

Mother of Divine Love: Pray for us.



HostingAugust 4, 2017 at 2:45 pmReply

Argentina for beatification—the first step towards sainthood—for five members of the Pallottine community.

Nwosu. .C. KennethJuly 3, 2016 at 1:05 pmReply

Greetings in the name of our Lord.
Dear very Rev fr.
‎With the intentions of serving God and Mankind in the Sacred order of Priesthood, I humbly wish to be admitted as one of the seminarians of your Congregation, Pallotines. I am a young boy of 25years old, I hail from Onuimo L.G.A of Imo state, I am an undergraduate studying Philosophy at the Claretian Institute of philosophy Maryland, Nekede, Owerri in Imo state Nigeria. 
Rev and Dear fr., I wish my request will be favorably considered and I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks 
Nwosu. C. Kenneth
From Nigeria

germaine brennan pbvmApril 20, 2016 at 3:30 pmReply

These comments are very valuable each one has different experiences of God`s call.Very inspiring!

Vincent KellySeptember 29, 2014 at 10:42 amReply

Well done, Eamonn. Great job. Continued success. Vincent.

POLYCARP CHIKAMNELEMarch 26, 2014 at 2:34 amReply

I am a Nigerian, living in Nigeria. I wish to join the Pallotines.

stephen LWEBUGAJanuary 22, 2014 at 6:21 amReply

Its great! This website will portray what lies behind our Charisme and Spirituality for the new candidates aspiring to join the Pallottine Family. It’s my ardent wish that, Fr. Eamonn you carry on this very rewarding effort for evangilisation and for vocations. Happy Feast Day of our founder St. Vincent Pallotti.

CYRIL INGOSIJanuary 21, 2014 at 7:42 pmReply

it is great that we finally we have our website in action again. bravo Fr. Eamon for the great work. wish Fr. VD as you look around for vocation young men wishing to promote the mission of Christ in the charism of St. Pallotti.

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