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Year of Consecrated Life Events to Help Laity Learn More About Religious
Last edited 1st October 2014

In an effort to help lay Catholics gain a deeper understanding of religious life, priests, brothers and women religious intend to open their convents, monasteries, abbeys and religious houses to the public one day next February.

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Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia Delighted at Appointment of Fellow Dominican as Sydney's Next Archbishop
Last edited 24th September 2014

The Sydney-based community of the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia of Nashville are delighted at Holy Father Pope Francis' appointment of Bishop Anthony Fisher OP as the ninth Archbishop of Sydney.

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Service! The Vocation of a Deacon
Last edited 23rd September 2014

The vocation of a Deacon is one of service. Watch this video for some inspirational footage of an ordination to the diaconate, as we reflect on the beauty of this vocation.


Albanian Priest Waited Decades for Ordination
Last edited 22nd September 2014

An Albanian Catholic priest shared his story of encountering persecution for his faith by the country's repressive state atheism, noting how he waited decades before his dream to be ordained was fulfilled.

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Ordination of Man Facing Death 'Reflects Pascal Mystery,' says Bishop
Last edited 11th September 2014

As William Carmona lay gravely ill in a San Antonio hospital bed, he repeatedly questioned his classmates from nearby Assumption Seminary: "Where is Bishop Choby?" "When will he get here?" And finally: "How many more hours until he ordains me?"

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Seriously Ill Seminarian Ordained on His Hospital Bed
Last edited 15th September 2014

William Carmona Lopez was ordained a deacon and priest by Bishop David R. Choby of Nashville on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital Northwest. This was an extraordinary moment of Grace for all present as Father Carmona continued to struggle with his serious illness and was ordained as he laid in his hospital bed surrounded by priests, seminarians, and many friends. William died only 2 days later.

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Call Waiting - A Video about Vocations
Last edited 2nd September 2014

Meet Will. He likes God and he likes girls. He thinks he might be called to the priesthood, but doesn’t know for sure.

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Heroic Priesthood
Last edited 17th August 2014

Christ’s invitation to priesthood is an invitation to a way of life that is athletic in its intensity and heroic in its form. Discern the call. In this short film, Father Robert Barron and the seminarians of Mundelein Seminary present the demands and the joy of the priestly vocation.

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Michael Perry: From a guitar playing teen to the Head of the Franciscan Order
Last edited 31st July 2014

He was a regular teen from Indianapolis who loved to play the guitar. Now, Fr. Michael Perry lives in Rome and is the Minister General of the Franciscans. It all started when he decided to take a month off of work... watch this video to hear his vocation story!


50th Anniversary of Bishop Peter Ingham's Ordination
Last edited 18th July 2014

On the occasion of Bishop Peter Ingham's 50th Anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, ABC Illawarra's Nick Rheinberger sat down with Bishop Ingham for an extended interview covering topics such as Bishop Ingham's reasons for becoming a priest, the difficulties of his priesthood, the recent Royal Commission, his role as Bishop and employer of the Diocese of Wollongong and Bishop Ingham's letter that he received from Pope Francis congratulating him on his 50th anniversary. Listen to the interview here!

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