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Fr Salvatore, the Young Priest whose Life Moved the Pope
Last edited 2nd July 2015

The life of Father Salvatore Mellone, who died on Monday, was moving to thousands of people. He was to have at least two more years of seminary when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, but by special permission and the blessing of Pope Francis, he was ordained nevertheless.

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Identical Twins Celebrate 75 Years as Nuns
Last edited 25th June 2015

93-year-old identical twins, Sisters Canice and Canisius Lastrapes of the Sisters of the Holy Family seemed born to their destiny. Growing up in Opelousas, the youngest of 12 children and now celebrating 75 years as nuns, they say they’ve never had a second of regret.

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5 Stereotypes About Religious Life That are Totally Wrong
Last edited 18th June 2015

God’s perfect plan... God’s call for your life isn’t based on whether you fit the earthly-stereotypes of what a priest or religious sister should be like. God’s call for you is personal. He calls you by name. And if He calls you to to the religious life it’s because you, in your strengths and weaknesses, are perfect for the religious vocation. God has the most beautiful plan for you, one that only you can fulfill.

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Life and Captivity in Syria: Carmelite Shares His Story
Last edited 18th June 2015

Brother David Johnson is a Denver native who travelled to Syria five years ago. While there, Johnson discovered his vocation and learned about the power of prayer and faith in God. He shared the story of his kidnapping and the miracle of his release in this video.

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Seek, Share God's Mercy with the Lost & Unwanted, Pope tells Priests
Last edited 16th June 2015

Pope Francis told priests to seek the lost, serve the unwanted and share God's unconditional love.

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These Monks are Convinced: Gregorian Chant Will Make Your Life Better
Last edited 3rd June 2015

The Benedictine Monks of Norcia spend their lives in prayer and labor – “ora et labora” – chanting the psalms and producing crafts to support themselves. This week, they also released an album meant to share their prayer with the world – music, they say, that has what your soul needs.

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What Does Four Decades as a Priest Look Like? One Bishop Shares His Story
Last edited 28th May 2015

On his 40th anniversary as a priest, Bishop David Kagan of Bismarck says he has a deeper understanding of his own vocation than when he was first ordained.

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Pope Francis to Franciscans: You Are Called to Be “Little Before God”
Last edited 26th May 2015

Pope Francis received an enthusiastic welcome from Franciscans taking part in the General Chapter of the Order of Friars Minor when he met with them at the Vatican. In his address, he focused on the two main elements of the Franciscan vocation: "minority” and "fraternity.” They are called to be "little before God,” said the Pope.

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Can Our Guardian Angel Help Discern God’s Will?
Last edited 26th May 2015

Discerning the will of God can often be a hard and laborious undertaking. However, one source for inspiration that we often overlook is our guardian angel. The English word “angel” comes from the Latin angelus, meaning “messenger of God.” The Latin stems from Greek angelos, which is a translation of the Hebrew mal'akh, meaning “messenger.”

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'Little' Friars Credit Vocation Boom to Pope's Name
Last edited 26th May 2015

Gathered in Rome for their general chapter meeting, members of the Order of Friars Minor – better known as Franciscans – said that while vocations in general have been down in recent years, numbers have begun to rise again after Pope Francis’ election.

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