Two twin brothers in Chile say that their mother’s determination in protecting them from abortion despite the advice of doctors helped to foster their vocations to the priesthood.
The Sisters of Life is a contemplative / active religious community of women founded in 1991 by John Cardinal O’Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life. Like all religious communities, we take the three traditional vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. We also are consecrated under a special, fourth vow to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life.
A Dominican order based in Ann Arbor will soon release an album of 15 songs centered on Marian devotion as a way to help listeners to encounter God through beautiful sacred music.
National Vocations Awareness Week provides an opportunity for all Australian dioceses, parishes, schools, religious communities, youth and campus ministers, and other Catholic organisations, to focus at the same time on the 'call to holiness' that arises from our Baptism, and thus to further foster a Vocations Culture across Australia.
Father Gordon Kalil, who left a lucrative career in the fashion industry to pursue a religious calling, has been assigned to the St. Helena Catholic Church.
As he concluded his first international trip in Brazil, Pope Francis took a brief helicopter flight to a congress center in the Brazilian city of Rio. There he met with 15,000 volunteers who helped organizing WYD. The Pope focused on three points, analyzing the main commitments youths have to face in life. Some choose to be priests or enter a monastery, or religious life. They, the Pope said, should 'not be afraid to answer God' call'. Others choose married life: that too, the Pope said, is a great responsibility.
Hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims from all over the world are converging on Rio de Janeiro to join Pope Francis for World Youth Day, but for many of these youth, the road to Rio will also put them on the road to the priesthood or religious life.Many priests and religious credit the Holy Spirit with awakening or confirming their vocations through World Youth Day pilgrimages.
Sister Mary Christina from Framingham Center, MA, appears to stump the panel on the classic show, What's My Line? This is from January 31, 1960. Her special talent? She's a dentist.
This is sister Glenda. She's a nun and a psychologist from Chile. Throughout the years, she has used her singing voice, to inspire others.
By coming together in pilgrimage, says Sr. Jacinta, a religious sister of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, young people thinking about pursing the priesthood or religious life learn that the vocation they are discerning is "not hard, it's not weird … it is something that is very real, and it is very much a part of our life to choose Jesus, and to follow him."
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