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My Journey to Becoming a Sister of Mercy
Last edited 7th February 2013

I always thought I was going to get married. That’s not how most people would think discerning religious life would start, but that’s how my journey began. I was in high school when a teacher, who was discerning the diaconate, planted the first seed when he said, “If you’ve ever ruled something out, just keep it on the back burner.” I have no idea why I took this to heart except that it must have been an act of God because once I’ve made up my mind I can be kind of stubborn.

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Pope's Message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Last edited 18th December 2012

Here is the translation of the Holy Father's Message on the occasion of the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations which will be held on April 21, 2013.


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My Side of the Confessional: What Is It Like for a Priest?
Last edited 27th November 2012

Have you ever wondered what it would be like for the Priest on the other side of the confessional? Visit this article from for a very moving account of confession by a Priest... "There is almost no greater place to be than with someone when they are coming back to God. The Confessional is a place where people let God’s love win. The Confessional is the most joyful, humbling, and inspiring place in the world."

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Vatican Memo Aims to Boost Priestly Identity
Last edited 20th November 2012

In an effort to promote priestly identity, the Vatican Secretary of State has issued a letter asking clerics and religious at the Vatican to dress as befits their identity as priests conformed to Christ. Visit this article from CNA to read more.

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His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer for Priests
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Ireland: Diocesan Priestly Vocations at Record Low
Last edited 31st October 2012

Only 12 men began studies for the priesthood this autumn in Ireland’s 26 dioceses—a record low.


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A Great Website to Promote Vocations -
Last edited 12th October 2012

Take a look at this fantastic vocation website which features a range of resources, including:


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CARA Study Finds Abundance of Potential Priests and Sisters
Last edited 10th October 2012

A new study disputes the common myth concerning a vocations crisis. The study has found that there are an abundance of potential priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers — 600,000, in fact.

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Religious orders say social media spurs interest in vocations
Last edited 9th October 2012

Several US religious congregations and organisations are taking advantage of social media to "introduce" individuals discerning a call to a vocation and the seminary, convent or monastery that fits them.

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How Many Priests Are There in the United States?
Last edited 8th October 2012

There are 40,203 diocesan and religious-order priests in the United States, as well as 5,015 seminarians, 17,816 men who have been ordained as permanent deacons, 55,045 religious sisters, and 4,518 religious brothers.


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