Tag: Priesthood

Maryland pilgrims walk 50 miles ‘in penance and prayer’ for priesthood

Maryland pilgrims walk 50 miles ‘in penance and prayer’ for priesthood

| Paul McMullen | November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Stephanie Rubeling’s support of the priesthood goes beyond thoughts and prayers.

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Surveying the vocations landscape

Surveying the vocations landscape

| Father David Blume | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

In this National Vocation Awareness Week, we take time to lift up the vocations of priesthood, consecrated life and the diaconate. There is plenty of good news to share!

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Four men, including first American-born Hmong priest, ordained for archdiocese

Four men, including first American-born Hmong priest, ordained for archdiocese

| May 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many Hmong-American Catholics came to the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul dressed in their decorated native attire to celebrate the first American-born Hmong man to be ordained a priest in the U.S.

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Father Robert Hamel, who shared vocation with grandson, dies

Father Robert Hamel, who shared vocation with grandson, dies

| May 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Robert Hamel died in Fairfax, Virginia, April 21. He was 91.

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A grace ovation

A grace ovation

| Liz Kelly | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a gift to my brother on the occasion of his ordination years ago, I told him that I would offer up all of my speaking engagements in thanksgiving for his vocation to the priesthood. This seemed an especially fitting and easy gift because I love speaking for groups, and talking about our faith always brings me great joy.

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Friends recall Father Dosh’s pro-life advocacy, pastoral acumen, laugh-filled dinners

Friends recall Father Dosh’s pro-life advocacy, pastoral acumen, laugh-filled dinners

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

“It was a beautiful passing, very peaceful,” said Mary Kuharski. “We were saying the Divine Mercy [Chaplet], another gal and I, over his bed. It was like he had a big release and sigh, and went on to our Lord. That was beautiful.”

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Our marriages support our priests

Our marriages support our priests

| Brad Parent | December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

As soon as I hung up the phone, questions began swirling in my head. When the dust settled a bit, I realized that in addition to all the questions I had about my brother, I also couldn’t help but ask myself, “What does this mean for me?”

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Young adults: The Church wants to hear from you

Young adults: The Church wants to hear from you

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | June 22, 2017

One of the most important events in my life growing up was encountering Pope John Paul II at World Youth Day in Denver. I had already experienced profoundly the personal love of Jesus Christ for me as a young person through the witness of my family and retreat opportunities. I had even felt quite strongly the call to enter the seminary and pursue the priesthood. But on Aug. 14, 1993, something changed in me.

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‘I knocked and I found,’ says Catholic convert Father Wittnebel

‘I knocked and I found,’ says Catholic convert Father Wittnebel

| May 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

In searching for truth, Father Wittnebel came upon Catholic TV station Eternal Word Television Network. He found the speakers inspiring and the daily Mass broadcast a regular source of spiritual nourishment.

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Trust, not certainty, guided Father Sandquist’s discernment

Trust, not certainty, guided Father Sandquist’s discernment

| May 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Father Sandquist was attending an engineering job fair in college when he started to feel “not quite at peace about my future,” he said. He went back to his dorm room to reflect, and priesthood popped into his mind, filling him with “excitement and joy.”

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For Father Hagen, vocation deepens sense of ‘romance between God and his people’

For Father Hagen, vocation deepens sense of ‘romance between God and his people’

| May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

He describes his discernment process as “a slow, gradual one” in which he has gone from “part-time disciple to full-time disciple, and realizing that God’s dreams and plans were far greater than what I could have dreamed up myself.”

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After 27 years, priesthood continues to exceed expectations

After 27 years, priesthood continues to exceed expectations

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | May 18, 2017

Twenty-seven years ago on June 2, I was ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul. I had never before known such joy. I offer my support and prayers to all of our priests who celebrate their anniversary this month and to all who will be ordained for our archdiocese May 27.

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