Labouré Society pitches for vocations

| December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
This illustration depicts money going into a collection basket.

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Dec. 17 is “Give to Rescue Catholic Vocations Day.”

Eagan-based Labouré Society, dedicated to helping people pursue a vocation to the priesthood or religious life without student loan debt, is encouraging donations to the effort by declaring this special day.

Student loans are a barrier because seminaries and religious institutions can’t afford to pay off education debt carried by vocation candidates with college degrees. By one estimate, 10,000 people each year are discerning a vocation to the priesthood or as a religious sister or religious brother, but 42 percent are blocked from pursuing the call because of student loan debt, the society says.

Now through Dec. 18, donations to help the Labouré Society train and equip vocation candidates with financial and fundraising skills, a well as provide candidates who qualify with financial assistance, can be made online or by telephone.

The donations will be matched dollar for dollar, said Chris Foote, a spokesman for the society.

To donate online go to Call or email Foote at 651-750-4241 or

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