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'You trust in the Lord, and you trust where he's leading you.' Want more religious vocations? Improve your family life, nun says

'You trust in the Lord, and you trust where he's leading you.' Want more religious vocations? Improve your family life, nun says

Vocations

By Ann Schneible, CNA/EWTN News

As the Church brings the needs of the family to the forefront with the upcoming Synod this fall, one Dominican sister says it is no surprise that ...

CAPUCHIN FRANCISCAN FRIARS PROVINCE OF ST. AUGUSTINE

CAPUCHIN FRANCISCAN FRIARS PROVINCE OF ST. AUGUSTINE

Vocations

By Ambassadors of Christ

Much has been written about and many homilies have lamented the vocation crisis in the Catholic Church in the United States.  Religious Orders ...

Nuns watching soap operas and the 'terrorism' of gossip: Pope Francis and Naples' religious

Nuns watching soap operas and the 'terrorism' of gossip: Pope Francis and Naples' religious Watch

Vocations

By Elise Harris (CNA/ETWN News)

In a wide-ranging, off-the-cuff speech to priests and religious in Naples, Pope Francis addressed various challenges of consecrated life, emphasizing ...

Gaudete Sunday is a Blueprint for Consecrated Life - Year of Consecrated Life

Gaudete Sunday is a Blueprint for Consecrated Life - Year of Consecrated Life Watch

Vocations

By Fr Samuel Medley SOLT

I remember the day I started smiling and have not been able to stop since. I was a novice. It was the moment, in a 15 day silent retreat where I ...

What is the Burning Question in Priestly Formation?

What is the Burning Question in Priestly Formation?

Vocations

By Fr Samuel Medley SOLT

The Word will never be given you without giving you also a mission.  It will make you aware of the suffering of the people right next to you ...

Pope opens Year for Consecrated Life with call to joyful witness

Pope opens Year for Consecrated Life with call to joyful witness

Vocations

By (CNA/EWTN News)

At the opening of the Year for Consecrated Life, Pope Francis issued a challenge to consecrated men and women, inviting them to lives of courage, ...

Leadership Conference of Women Religious taken to task by Vatican for honoring controversial theologian

Leadership Conference of Women Religious taken to task by Vatican for honoring controversial theologian Watch

Vocations

Using blunt language, the head of the Vatican's doctrinal office Cardinal Gerhard Müller rebuked officers of the Leadership Conference of Women ...

A Website for Women to Imagine What a Nun's Life is Like

A Website for Women to Imagine What a Nun's Life is Like

Vocations

By Jennifer Murphy, Communications Specialist, Sisters of Bon Secours

The Sisters of Bon Secours, an international religious congregation of Catholic sisters based in Marriottsville, Md., announce the launch of a unique ...

Trappist monks' spirituality hailed as key to business success

Trappist monks' spirituality hailed as key to business success

Vocations

By (CNA/EWTN News)

A spiritual focus on generous service and community is the key to success for the Trappist monks, not only in their business ventures but in all of ...

Archbishop José H. Gomez on Praying for Priests and Promoting Vocations

Archbishop José H. Gomez on Praying for Priests and Promoting Vocations

Vocations

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

Every priest is a sacrament - a sign and instrument that brings men and women to the encounter with the living God. So in this Year of Faith, we need ...

COL EXCLUSIVE: Fr. Pontifex - See what this priest does to deliver his powerful message

COL EXCLUSIVE: Fr. Pontifex - See what this priest does to deliver his powerful message Watch

Vocations

He is a growing personality in the Catholic world and represents a new movement to engage the youth and reconvert the lost. Is he the Pope? A new ...

Sisters of Bon Secours Host Project Good Help to Assist Underserved in Baltimore

Sisters of Bon Secours Host Project Good Help to Assist Underserved in Baltimore

Vocations

By Jennifer Murphy, Communications Associate

The Sisters of Bon Secours, an international community of Catholic women religious (sisters) with ministries in healthcare, human and social ...

Benedictine Monks from Oklahoma Move to Ireland's Stamullen Priory

Benedictine Monks from Oklahoma Move to Ireland's Stamullen Priory Watch

Vocations

By Deacon Keith Fournier

They seek to bring healing to a wounded Irish Church. I believe they are a first fruit of her restoration and a sign of her future contribution ...

Benedictine Monks from Oklahoma Become Missionaries to the Irish Church

Benedictine Monks from Oklahoma Become Missionaries to the Irish Church Watch

Vocations

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby, and the brothers gathered with him, represent the best of the monastic life.  They are moving their entire community to ...

Knights of the Holy Eucharist Announce Facebook Page Watch

Vocations

By Knights of the Holy Eucharist

Young men 18 and older interested in our community are welcome to visit for up to two weeks. This way they can participate in our work and prayer and ...

Child Casket Fund: Trappist Monks of New Melleray Practice the Corporal Works of Mercy

Child Casket Fund: Trappist Monks of New Melleray Practice the Corporal Works of Mercy Watch

Vocations

By Deacon Keith Fournier

 New Melleray is a Cistercian (Trappist) monastery located in the beautiful rolling farmland south of Dubuque, Iowa. Thirty monks live in ...

Melkite Catholic Church to Ordain Married Men to the Priesthood in the US

Melkite Catholic Church to Ordain Married Men to the Priesthood in the US Watch

Vocations

By William Ignatius

The Bishop of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton, Massachusetts announced that the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in the United States would be ordaining ...

Trappist Monks and Nuns Revive Interest in Monastic Vocations Online

Trappist Monks and Nuns Revive Interest in Monastic Vocations Online Watch

Vocations

By Alison Roncin

For more than nine centuries, Trappist monks and nuns have witnessed to the gospel of Jesus Christ through a cloistered, communal life wholly ordered ...

Fr. Dwight Longenecker Asks: Why Monks?

Fr. Dwight Longenecker Asks: Why Monks?

Vocations

By Fr Dwight Longenecker

You thought monks were just cutting themselves off--doing something radical and a little bit misanthropic. In the meantime they were doing something ...

Sisters of Bon Secours Open Chat Room and Feature Nun Taking Vows

Sisters of Bon Secours Open Chat Room and Feature Nun Taking Vows Watch

Vocations

By Jennifer Murphy

The Sisters of Bon Secours, an international community of Catholic women religious (sisters) with ministries in healthcare, human and social ...

Study Finds that Most Catholic Priests are Happy and Appreciate Celibacy

Study Finds that Most Catholic Priests are Happy and Appreciate Celibacy

Vocations

By Genevieve Pollock

Indeed, priestly happiness has been rising over the past several years and will likely rise even higher. In my research only 3.1% of priests were ...

Father Jaime Rodriguez: Legionaries of Christ Appoint New General Secretary

Father Jaime Rodriguez: Legionaries of Christ Appoint New General Secretary

Vocations

By David Kerr

Fr. Rodriguez hails from Madrid, Spain,where he attended a high school run by the Legion of Christ. He is the fourth child of six, and has two ...

The Call: Congregation for the Clergy on Working in the Vineyard of the Lord

The Call: Congregation for the Clergy on Working in the Vineyard of the Lord Watch

Vocations

By Congregation for the Clergy

The vineyard doesn't belong to the tenants.  The fundamental experience of human life consists in its irreducible gift!  No one is the ...

Film Reveals Life of Cloistered Benedictine Nuns

Film Reveals Life of Cloistered Benedictine Nuns

Vocations

By Zenit News

The Tyburn Nuns, Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmartre are an order of cloistered contemplative Benedictine nuns. The aim of the ...

Knights of the Holy Eucharist: Join us in our mission!

Vocations

By Knights of the Holy Eucharist

The Knights of the Holy Eucharist is a community of consecrated men loyal to the Holy Father, consecrated to Mary, and dedicated to adoring Our ...

Knights of the Holy Eucharist Call Us to Genuine Eucharistic Faith

Knights of the Holy Eucharist Call Us to Genuine Eucharistic Faith Watch

Vocations

By Gerald Korson

Founded in 1998 for the service of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the protection of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration residing ...

Sisters of Bon Secours at World Youth Day

Sisters of Bon Secours at World Youth Day

Vocations

By Jennifer Murphy, Communications Associate

The Sisters of Bon Secours spent last week in Madrid, Spain for World Youth Day 2011.  World Youth Day is held every three years in a different ...