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Carmelites recall path that began in Twin Cities

Carmelites recall path that began in Twin Cities

| Susan Klemond | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two Carmelite sisters who discerned their vocations in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis returned to the Twin Cities to share their stories and encourage young women discerning religious life.

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Local clergy, religious say prayer, conversations aided in discernment

Local clergy, religious say prayer, conversations aided in discernment

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked the following clergy and consecrated religious to share a part of their discernment process, what brings them joy in their vocation and their advice for others considering a religious vocation.

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Religious brother strives to emulate fellow Franciscan

Religious brother strives to emulate fellow Franciscan

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

While in his early 20s living in a discernment house near Denver, Colorado, a friend’s picture of the bald-headed, bearded Capuchin Franciscan caught Brother Richardson’s attention. He soon came to revere Father Casey, who’ll be beatified Nov. 18 in Detroit.

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Vocations Holy Hours coming to a parish near you

Vocations Holy Hours coming to a parish near you

| Father David Blume | November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

This year, the Office of Vocations has chosen as its theme, “Pray to the Lord of the Harvest,” a direct reference to the words of Jesus telling his disciples, “The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest” (Lk 10:2). Jesus does not make this as a suggestion, but rather a command that we ask, or pray “to the master of the harvest” for more laborers.

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Soon-to-be Blessed Father Solanus Casey lived in Stillwater

Soon-to-be Blessed Father Solanus Casey lived in Stillwater

| Susan Klemond | November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Solanus Casey and two of his brothers made an unusual threesome as they walked together at the College St. Thomas in St. Paul in the summer of 1937: He and Father Maurice Casey wore brown Capuchin Franciscan habits while Father Edward Casey donned the black clerics of an archdiocesan priest.

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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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