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Consecrated Life

4 Ways to Promote Priestly Vocations in Your Parish

Being a seminarian, I’m surrounded by other seminarians and I’ve heard a variety of vocation stories. What always amazes me…

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Consecrated Life

“What I Hate Most About Being A Priest”

Fr. Ian Van Heusen provides a Gospel commentary and video each week for Catholic-Link. He loves being a priest, but…

gifts of religious life
Consecrated Life

7 Unmerited Gifts that God Gives to Priests and Consecrated Religious

How is it possible that a young man decides to leave everything behind to enter the seminary? Why would this…

Catholic Mass
Desire for Infinity

What One Priest Told Me About The Mass That Still Gives Me Goosebumps

There are certain, obvious parts of the Mass that become more automatic touchstones… easier, in a sense, for us to…

7 seminarians share their stories vocation
Evangelization

These 7 Young Men Have Heard “The Call” and Their Passion is Beyond Inspiring

Have you ever been on Facebook and suddenly found yourself looking at wedding pictures of someone you’ve never even met?…

priesthood sunday
Evangelization

Priesthood Sunday: A day to promote vocations and honor those who have responded to the call

In the United States, this Sunday, October 29th, we celebrate Priesthood Sunday. Hopefully, your parish has something planned that will raise…

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Evangelization

Meet Two Former Olympians Now Leading Others to Religious Vocations

Throughout the Olympics, I have grown attached to some of the athletes competing for Gold. Many of them quickly went…

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Consecrated Life

4 Things You Need to Know If You’re Discerning the Priesthood

Today’s video is a recording of a presentation made by the young members of the priestly discernment program at the…

G.K. Chesterton

When you choose anything, you reject everything else.

Every act of will is an act of self-limitation. To desire action is to desire limitation. In that sense every…

Jean Vanier

To find the true meaning of marriage or community we have to accept our wound.

Even the most beautiful community can never heal the wound of loneliness that we carry. It is only when we…

St. Pope John Paul II

Discovering One’s Vocation: It’s not only knowing what God Wants, but doing it!

The fundamental objective of the formation of the lay faithful is an ever-clearer discovery of one’s vocation and the ever-greater…

“Whoever shows his wound to you, give him the medicine of penitence”

And to you [priests] also, disciples of our illustrious physician, it is fitting that you should not withhold healing from…

Conrad Baars

Why Both Married People and Priest Should Be “Celibate”

In other words, the person mature enough to commit to either the married or religious state of life must already…