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"Prayer Amidst Distractions" - A Homily by Pope St. Gregory the Great

Last edited 10th September 2013

3 September is the feast day of St. Gregory the Great - a Doctor of the Church who was Pope from 590 AD until his death in the year 604. Pope St. Gregory the Great has left us many beautiful spiritual writings, most notably on the need for those who preach the Word of God to have a prayerful, spiritual life.

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American Dominican Sisters Move to Scotland

Last edited 27th August 2013

One of the most flourishing religious congregations in America is to establish itself in a medieval convent in northern Scotland. Four Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia from Nashville, Tennessee, will be formally welcomed this weekend by the Diocese of Aberdeen during a celebratory Mass at Greyfriars Convent in Elgin. The four Sisters, popularly known as “Nashville Dominicans”, will reside at the convent in Elgin, formerly home to the Sisters of Mercy who left in 2010. Visit this article from the Catholic Herald UK to read more.

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Saved from Abortion, Chilean Twin Brothers are Now Priests

Last edited 18th August 2013

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.

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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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