The Pope usually asks people to pray for him. During Wednesday's Mass, he asked others to pray for bishops and priests, so that they can be good shepherds. The Pope also warned them about the harm that comes when one gets attached to riches or fame. The Pope then made a reference to a reading from St. Paul, where he calls Christians to be vigilant and instruments of the Holy Spirit.
The typical member of the priestly ordination class of 2013 is a 32-year-old cradle Catholic who has three or more siblings and prayed the Rosary regularly before entering seminary, according to a survey of 366 of the 497 men slated to be ordained to the priesthood in the United States this year. The survey was conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.
In addition to asking us to pray for Administrators of Justice this month, the Holy Father has also asked us to pray: "That seminaries, especially those of mission churches, may form pastors after the Heart of Christ, fully dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel." Fr. Kubicki reflects on the Holy Father's mission intention for May 2013 in this video.
Dolores Hart stunned Hollywood in 1963, when after ten highly successful feature films, she chose to enter a contemplative monastery. Now, fifty years later, Mother Dolores gives this fascinating account of her life.
There once was a boy named Geoffrey, who at 100 years of age is the World's Oldest school teacher, living in Sydney.
In a moving ceremony, Pope Francis ordained a group of priests on 21 April 2013. During his homily, Pope Francis spoke from the heart to the ten new priests. He called on them to reflect on their ministry, adding that it won't be just about their personal concerns now, but those of Jesus Christ.
The Archdiocese of the Military Services’ co-sponsorship vocations program is helping to form future chaplains to alleviate the current extreme shortage.
Theme: Vocations as a Sign of Hope Founded in Faith
One priest-to-be was spat upon. Others endured tearful reactions when they told their parents. Almost all face puzzled questions from mystified friends. But nevertheless, young people are still signing up to be priests and nuns.
Clint Olson, a medical doctor, convert and now a seminarian for the Diocese of Madison, shares his story about coming to the faith and deciding to enter the seminary.
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