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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!

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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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Sydney Seminarian to Complete Theology Studies in Rome
Last edited 15th July 2014

Half way through his third year of studies for the priesthood, 27-year-old seminarian Matthew "Matt" Meagher boarded a plane for Rome last weekend to spend the next four to five years studying theology at Italy's acclaimed Pontifical Gregorian University.

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World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests
Last edited 26th June 2014

St John Paul II established that, on the solemnity of the Sacred Heart (27 June), the Church will observe the World Day of prayer for the Sanctification of Priests.

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Br Thomas Azzi OP Talks About His Journey Towards His Priestly Ordination
Last edited 25th June 2014

In this video, Br. Thomas Azzi talks of his journey in the Dominicans in light of his upcoming Priestly Ordination in Sydney.

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