Tag: vocations

Traveling crucifixes help students think about, pray for vocations

Traveling crucifixes help students think about, pray for vocations

| Susan Klemond | January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The lesson materials in the kits “get teachers involved and focused on vocations themselves as well as letting the children realize that they need to follow Jesus and walk in his paths,” Renshaw said.

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Father Baer remembered for preaching, conviction, focused faith

Father Baer remembered for preaching, conviction, focused faith

| January 19, 2018 | 2 Comments

“The first minute I heard a Father Baer homily for the first time I was motivated to be a better Catholic,” Lisa Schoen wrote on Transfiguration’s Facebook page. Another commentator, Leslie Lynn, wrote, “I am just so heartbroken — he meant so much to our family. … What a great man, priest, friend.”

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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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Bethany House a ‘retreat’ for women discerning consecrated life

Bethany House a ‘retreat’ for women discerning consecrated life

| November 3, 2017 | 2 Comments

“We’ve found that discernment houses can be so helpful, especially for young women, because religious life can be such a radical step even just to enter postulancy,” Sister Mary Joseph Evans said.

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To have Mass, we need to foster priestly vocations

To have Mass, we need to foster priestly vocations

| Deacon Stephan Najarian | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jesus used many parables to describe the kingdom of heaven. It’s like a mustard seed, a treasure buried in a field, a pearl of great price, and, as we hear this Sunday, like a wedding feast. The Book of Revelation describes heaven as the eternal wedding feast of the Lamb: Jesus the bridegroom, celebrating the union with his bride, the Church, in one huge banquet for all eternity.

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Bismarck diocese priest named to succeed Msgr. Callaghan as seminary rector

Bismarck diocese priest named to succeed Msgr. Callaghan as seminary rector

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The seminary announced Oct. 1 that Msgr. Thomas Richter, a priest of the Diocese of Bismarck, has been appointed the seminary’s 15th rector, effective June 1, 2018.

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New Quo Vadis camps explore vocations in depth

New Quo Vadis camps explore vocations in depth

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Quo Vadis camps launched in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis this summer to provide youth with an introduction to vocational discernment.

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Vocations a reminder of God’s presence

Vocations a reminder of God’s presence

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | June 8, 2017

My sister recently let me know that we here in the archdiocese get 90 more minutes of light each day at this time of year than she gets in Florida. I was grateful that she pointed out to me a subtle gift from God that I would otherwise have taken for granted. Unfortunately, it’s far too easy to take for granted the many reminders of God’s love that we encounter every day.

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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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Pope to young people: 13 questions to make voices heard in Rome

Pope to young people: 13 questions to make voices heard in Rome

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before youth and young-adult themed synod, the Pope wishes to hear from youth around the world via a Vatican-produced survey sent to all dioceses. Survey results will be processed at the Vatican in time for the 2018 synod. Young people ages 18-30 can take the survey at archspm.org/youngadultvoices

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Archdiocese’s group of men to be ordained May 27 one of the largest in U.S.

Archdiocese’s group of men to be ordained May 27 one of the largest in U.S.

| May 25, 2017 | 3 Comments

The ordinands are Deacons Paul Baker, Bryce Evans, Nicholas Froehle, Nicholas Hagen, Matthew Quail, Tim Sandquist, Brandon Theisen, Chad VanHoose, Benjamin Wittnebel and Timothy Wratkowski.

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Pedaling priests to bike across Peoria Diocese seeking vocation prayers

Pedaling priests to bike across Peoria Diocese seeking vocation prayers

| Jennifer Willems | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being a priest has made Father Michael Pica, Father Adam Cesarek and Father Tom Otto so happy that they are preparing to share their joy with people from Rock Island to Danville — literally.

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