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Formation a journey — literally — for local Jesuit novices

Formation a journey — literally — for local Jesuit novices

| Susan Klemond | November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Located on Summit Avenue next to St. Thomas More, a parish in the care of Jesuit priests, the novitiate serves the provincial territory from Kentucky to the Dakotas. The novices, mostly in their 20s, come from a variety of backgrounds and education levels.

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Studies track effect of family encouragement on vocation pursuit

Studies track effect of family encouragement on vocation pursuit

| Mark Pattison | November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is no single answer to what spurs a young man or woman to consider a vocation to religious life or the priesthood.

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Christian brother reflects on life, future of Lasallian tradition

Christian brother reflects on life, future of Lasallian tradition

| Susan Klemond | January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Once every century during its 300-year history, the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools has faced a crisis, and the post-Vatican II period has been one of those centennial marks, according to Brother Paul Grass, a Lasallian Christian Brother who has studied and helped compile the Institute’s history.

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Religious community associates adopt charism, not vows

Religious community associates adopt charism, not vows

| Terry Griep | November 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

The majority of Twin Cities’ Catholics have not been called to vowed consecrated life. Yet, many lay men and women have sought — and found — a robust spiritual life by formally associating with professed religious men and women.

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Building brotherhood

Building brotherhood

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

St. John Vianney College Seminary draws men from dioceses across the country into bonds of fraternity as they share life and faith

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Priests, religious are key in helping bring souls ‘home to God’

Priests, religious are key in helping bring souls ‘home to God’

| Father Troy Przybilla for The Catholic Spirit | November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

This week, the Catholic Church in the United States encourages us to turn our gaze toward religious vocations as we commemorate National Vocations Awareness Week.

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New website caters to women’s religious discernment

New website caters to women’s religious discernment

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new website, LifeAsASister.org, aims to help single Catholic women imagine what it’s like to be a nun and discover if it could be their call in life.

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Lend your voice to Christ

Lend your voice to Christ

| Fr. Troy Przybilla | July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jesus invites men and women in the silence of their hearts, but he also uses you and me to call and invite. I do not believe that more programs are needed to promote vocations. Rather, I believe that more people are needed to promote vocations.

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Consecrated virginity: a special vocation

Consecrated virginity: a special vocation

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nicole Bettini gives her spouse everything. And Christ, her husband, has not been outdone in generosity.

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Enrollment continues to be at capacity

Enrollment continues to be at capacity

| Susan Klemond | January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Enrollment at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul has been at or near capacity, with 132 men from 20 dioceses currently attending the seminary.

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Parish provides good ground for priest vocation

Parish provides good ground for priest vocation

| Susan Klemond | January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Four current seminarians at St. John Vianney College Seminary grew up attending St. Michael parish in St. Michael and participating in its youth group.

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Pope offers future priests, nuns how-to guide to happy vocation

Pope offers future priests, nuns how-to guide to happy vocation

| Carol Glatz | July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Be joyous, authentic and loving while resisting fly-by-night commitments, catty gossip and sleek cars, Pope Francis told future priests, brothers and nuns.

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