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Dominicans Aim to Evangelize Through Beauty in New Album
Last edited 7th August 2013

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.


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National Vocations Awareness Week: 4-11 August 2013
Last edited 15th August 2013

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.


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Father Kalil Gave up the Armani Suit
Last edited 12th August 2013

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.


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From World Youth Day Rises Many Consecrated Vocations
Last edited 19th July 2013

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.

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Pilgrimages and Vocations
Last edited 10th July 2013

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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Ordination into the Priesthood - One Man's Journey of Faith
Last edited 3rd July 2013

On the eve of his priestly ordination by the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell at St Mary's Cathedral this Saturday, Deacon Daniel McCaughan says his over-riding emotion mixed with anticipation and some nervousness is still a sense of deep calm and profound peace. "There is also the wonderful knowledge and complete assurance that I am doing what God wants me to do and that this is absolutely the right step," he says.


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Australia's First Sudanese Priest Ordained
Last edited 30th June 2013

Family and friends of Ladu Yanga packed St Stephens Cathedral for the ordination on Saturday.


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Does God Care Where I Work?
Last edited 1st July 2013

Certainly. However, the question that remains is whether you are using your gifts and talents to the best of your abilities. We all have a vocation — a calling — to express ourselves for who God has gifted us to be. For some of us, that calling directly relates to the way we make a living. For others, it may not relate directly, but instead relates to how we spend our time in other ways.


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Welcome to Why Priest! New Catholic Website for Vocations!
Last edited 24th June 2013

The WhyPriest network (website, facebook page, twitter feed) contains articles, videos, and other media that highlight the many interesting activities of priests and shares the commentary that priests have about our everyday life and our faith. This includes intellectual pursuits, spiritual and philosophical reflections, as well as stories of regular daily activities of priests. Consider the man behind the collar and explore the humanity of the priesthood!


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Nun Who Spent Record 86 Years in Monastery Dies in Spain
Last edited 14th June 2013

Sister Maria Romero, abbess of the Buenafuente del Sistal monastery northeast of Madrid said today that Sister Teresita Barajuen had died overnight. She was 105.


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