Sr. Maria Kim has been a perpetually professed sister for almost a year. In this article from Life Teen, shares what it was like to find out God was calling her to religious life, and reflects on why she chose to join the Daughters of St. Paul.
According to the latest statistics from the Vatican, there are now 1.229 billion baptized people in the world, a ten percent increase since 2005. The Church has grown the fastest in Africa, where the number of Catholics increased by 29 percent. Meanwhile, Europe was the only region with a decrease in growth. The figures, gathered in December 2012 and released recently, show that the number of priests changed from 406,000 in 2005, to 414,000. Bishops showed a similar growth rate, reaching 5,000 today, while seminarians topped 120,000.
What do you get when you cross the Muppets with Frozen and add a Vocations Discernment theme? This video was prepared for the Here I Am, Lord Conference and represents the vocational journey of a young woman named "Annie," who, will be "Aspirant Annie" in the fall of this year, beginning the first year of formation as a Salesian Sister.
In his homily at an ordination mass on Vocations Sunday, Pope Francis urged those becoming priests to follow Christ’s example of mercy in the sacrament of confession. “Never grow tired of being merciful! Please! You have the capacity to forgive as did the Lord, who did not come to condemn, but to forgive! Have mercy, a lot!” he urged the 13 men being ordained to the priesthood in St. Peter’s Basilica on May 11. “If you come to have concerns about being too much of a ‘forgiver,’ think of that saintly priest...who went before the tabernacle and said, ‘Lord, forgive me if I have forgiven too much. But you have given me the worst example!’”
Are today’s 30-somethings commitment phobes? In his recent book German author, Oliver Jeges, certainly paints this portrait of his peers, going so far as to call them “Generation Maybe”. He claims that his generation is indecisive about faith, relationships, work, diet, values and ideology. Drowning in a world of freedom and a myriad of choices, they flit between possibilities unsure where to settle.
In addition to asking Catholics everywhere to pray for Respect for Women this month, the Holy Father has also asked us to pray: "That many young people may accept the Lord’s invitation to consecrate their lives to proclaiming the Gospel." Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Francis' evangelisation intention for March 2014 in this video.
This postulant at the Immaculate Heart of Mary convent in Pennsylvania discusses the transition from secular life to religious life.
A milestone in the life of the Catholic Church of Australia will be celebrated at St Christopher's Cathedral, Canberra on Saturday, 8 February when Archbishop Christopher Prowse will preside over the inauguration of the Missionaries of God's Love (MGL) Religious Institutes of Diocesan rite. Founded by Father Ken Barker in 1986, the MGL congregation is one of only a tiny handful of Catholic religious congregations in Australia that has not evolved or a part of a European or other overseas religious order.
On Sunday, February 2nd, Pope Francis celebrated the 18th World Day for Consecrated Life highlighting the fact that at the centre of Consecrated Life there is always Jesus.
Each week Fr. Robert Barron welcomes questions through Facebook and Twitter (using the #AskFrBarron hashtag) and through his blog at WordOnFire.org. Stay tuned for new answers each week! This week's question is: "How should I discern the priesthood?"
You are viewing 41 - 50 of 503 items