Tag: vocations

Answering God’s call to a vocation

Answering God’s call to a vocation

On March 5 of this year, our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, visited the major Roman seminary on its patronal feast of Our Lady of Confidence. Interestingly enough, we have a statue in the chapel of our own St. Paul Seminary dedicated to our Blessed Lady under this title.

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Seminary to host prayer for pope, vocations

Seminary to host prayer for pope, vocations

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Catholics of the archdiocese are invited to mark Pope Benedict XVI’s 60th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood with 60 hours of eucharistic adoration, with prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father, an increase in vocations and priestly sanctity.

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True nature of priesthood is love for Christ and his people

True nature of priesthood is love for Christ and his people

| Father Michael Johnson | May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am. If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” With these words, along with his exhortation to “do this in memory of me,” when he took the bread and wine into his sacred hands at the Last Supper, Jesus instituted the sacrament of holy orders — the sacrament of the priesthood.

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Sister Janssen puts many gifts to work

Sister Janssen puts many gifts to work

| Julie Pfitzinger | March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sister Helen Janssen has always been grateful to God for “good health and so much energy” and the life experiences of this 89-year old Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet convincingly prove that she has made exceptional use of both gifts.

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January 20, 2011 – Making history

January 20, 2011 – Making history

| January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Includes: Pay It Forward, Vocations, From Age to Age, Respect Life, Strategic Planning,

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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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Seminary formation includes travel

Seminary formation includes travel

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

This year, for the first time, second-year men at the St. Paul Seminary traveled out of the country to spend their January term in England, learning about the recently beatified Cardinal John Henry Newman.

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Unique urban monastery seeking new vocations

Unique urban monastery seeking new vocations

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

As the seven sisters of the Visitation Monastery of Minneapolis began the last part of Wednesday evening prayer, a tall, gangly young man in a blue shirt and jeans stuck his head in the door.

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