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Historical fiction writer followed the story to spiritual destination

Historical fiction writer followed the story to spiritual destination

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

If life is a highway, then Gail Ann Wood admits that she is not in control of her car. As a matter of fact, she finds that life works best when she takes the back seat and lets God drive.

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White Bear food shelf director: Parents modeled how to feed hungry

White Bear food shelf director: Parents modeled how to feed hungry

| Terry Griep for The Catholic Spirit | June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Serving others comes naturally to Ann Searles. She was blessed with parents and a grandfather who taught her that the more one gives, the more that person will receive.

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Faith formation ‘doorkeeper’ focuses on hospitality

Faith formation ‘doorkeeper’ focuses on hospitality

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

With the youngest of her four children attending high school at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in St. Louis Park, she wondered if that might be the place for her to work.

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‘In love with God’: Sister reflects on a life of service

‘In love with God’: Sister reflects on a life of service

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sister Stephanie, 47, first heard God’s whisper as a child, she said. She still has the journals she kept in junior high where she weighed the pros and cons of married and religious life. But it wasn’t until about 10 years later that she experienced that “a-ha” moment when God’s calling crystalized.

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Priest ‘saves lives’ for sheriff’s department

Priest ‘saves lives’ for sheriff’s department

| Sara Kovach | June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sgt. Dave Struckman felt abandoned when none of the accompanying firefighters or police officers at the scene of an accident were available to help him pull two dead bodies from a car. He had no one else to turn to except the police chaplain, Father George Grafsky, pastor of St. Anne in Le Sueur.

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Restless soul and unstable economy can lead to new direction in life

Restless soul and unstable economy can lead to new direction in life

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

About five years ago, Bill Muske started wondering if God might want him to do something else with his life besides continuing to build up his career as a financial adviser.

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Road to religious vocation is clear when God’s driving from back seat

Road to religious vocation is clear when God’s driving from back seat

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tara Smith believes her small “yeses” to God eventually revealed the big “yes” he had for her — confirmation of her call to the religious life.

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Hearing God’s call

Hearing God’s call

| Father Michael Van Sloun | January 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Vocations are a special point of emphasis after Christmas with both the feast of the Baptism of the Lord Jan. 9 and the feast of the Presentation of the Lord on Feb. 2.

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Two fathers helped nurture my vocation to the priesthood

Two fathers helped nurture my vocation to the priesthood

| Father Troy Przybilla | January 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

New fishing event is one way to inspire others to become fishers of men.

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Website helps people discern vocation

Website helps people discern vocation

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nine years ago, Natalie Smith thought something had to be done to reverse the vocations crisis.

Smith, a convert to Catholicism who had worked in marketing, felt like there had to be a way for the church to work more collectively to find potential vocations candidates. She was convinced there should be a database of candidates and also a wide range of resources available for people considering a vocation.

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Father Williams: Healthy  priests is formation goal

Father Williams: Healthy priests is formation goal

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Father Peter Williams said that his new position as the Institute for Ongoing Clergy Formation director “compliments the work I have been doing with vocations the past three years.”

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Personal invitation prevails in reaching out to women

Personal invitation prevails in reaching out to women

| Julie Pfitzinger | January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

For the vocation directors at three local religious communities, the practice of reaching out to women who are discerning the call to religious life has not changed much in recent years.

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