Lifestyle~Vocation



World Day for Consecrated Life
Promote Consecrated Life, LET'S PRAY!

National Vocation Awareness Week
Let's pray for vocations!

One Sister can Change the World… Through a life of Joy, Love, Service...
Inspiring Catholic Young Women

Priests on Call
Newly published book tells 15 stories of priests saving souls and lives

Just 40 Days Left!
Daily Countdown to Ordination

Renewing the Vows
Reopening doors.

Answering a Call
How a college kid was called to serve.

Where Are Our Priests? Are You Called to Serve God?
Do you feel that Jesus is calling you to become a part of his army of peacemakers?

The Seminarian, Father-to-Be
In a world without fathers, the “fatherhood” of the Catholic priest has lost much its meaning. Now is the time for seminarians to reclaim the spiritual paternity contained in the priest´s vocation to be "Father."

Why Are There So Many Young Priests in Omaha?
When Archbishop Elden Curtiss came to Omaha eight years ago, he made it clear what his priorities were: vocations. Since then, he has built one of the nation’s top dioceses for getting vocations.

In Hopes of a Vocation
... since I have already decided that I am to enter the seminary for at least one year in hopes of a vocation, will my love for her die out?

The Vocation Feeling
When a “thing” comes to you that it makes you ask yourself about a vocation and you feel something inside you, what exactly do you feel? What’s that feeling like?

Messing With this Vocation Thing
I’ve become quite serious about a role in the Church but pursuing an MDiv or MA, and getting married. I’ve had a very hard time finding resources for people considering this direction. Could you point me to any and offer any suggestions?

Is a Contemplative Lifestyle Selfish and Self-Absorbed Like I Have Been Told?
Contemplative vocation is of especially vital importance for the Church.

I am Sixteen and I Want to be a Deacon, Can You Help Me?
My biggest dream, in fact, is to have a family but also to bring the words of the Lord to the people in today's society.

Can a Woman Who Has Sinned in the Area of Chastity Have a Conversion and Become a Religious?
The general answer is, of course, yes, it is possible, just like Mary Magdalene converted and followed Jesus right up to the Cross. The more particular piece of advice is this: each case has to be looked at with the help of a prudent spiritual director.

What if I'm Not Even Catholic?
I'm not Catholic yet and everybody thinks I'm a nut for wanting to be a religious, but I think I'm getting a wake-me-up from God and I was wondering what you think.

Do Religious People Really Want to Suffer Like the Saints Did?
Asceticism is voluntary sacrifice. Anybody who is really in love does it - you love someone and you try to please him, you put that person first, it's natural. At times you listen to that person's type of music, and not your own …

How Much Freedom Does a Nun Have?
The essence of obedience is to put yourself in God's hands, out of love and full of trust, to do his work under his terms.

Celibacy Sounds Incredibly Lonely. Are You Lonely?
I definitely am not lonely! Why not? Well, first of all on the inside I am not lonely because Christ is always with me. And on the outside I am not lonely because I have many "brothers" I work with who all live the same life …

Prayer to Discover and Follow My Vocation
Lord, grant me the light I need to see the next step in that plan; grant me the generosity I need to set aside my own plans in favor of yours; and grant me the strength I need to put my hands to your plough and never turn back.

If I Think I Have a Vocation, What Should I Do?
The first thing to do is make a decision. No matter what your age, if you think you might have a vocation, make the decision that you are going to follow it, no matter what. That is something you do in prayer ...

I Had Trouble in School and I'm Nervous that the Seminary Studies May Be Too Hard
More than studies, focus on what the priest is. The life of purity, prayer and service he is called to, just like Christ. Speak with your pastor about this.

Three Easy Ways to Promote Vocations
The Church needs priests if it is to survive. We all need priests if we are to fulfill the vocation God has given each of us. Now, more than ever, the priesthood needs the support of all the Faithful.

Where Can Someone My Age Start Looking into a Vocation?
I know that I have a calling to the Priesthood but I turn 41 soon. I need to know where someone of my age can start looking into a vocation.

What is Spiritual Consecration?
It is something private and spiritual between you and Jesus, it is not binding like a formal consecration, but it is a beautiful and helpful thing to do if you think you may be called to consecrate yourself to him someday.

Is it Wrong for a Seminarian to Have Doubts about his Vocation to the Priesthood?
Seminary is a time of discernment. Some discernment has to have taken place before you joined the seminary, but in the seminary itself there is further discernment to be done.

Turnaround Vocation
Pray that God’s will be done. Give yourself: accept the difficulties that you are facing and put yourself in God’s hands.

Since I Made My Decision I Have Encountered a Number of Reactions...
The real secret, Dan, is to focus positively on your call. Begin the shift into a life that is oriented very differently, on God and what he wants.

How Can I Fend off New Age Philosophy in my Formation Program?
I'm in the process of beginning a formation process for a lay ministry program which will also help me discern whether I am to pursue a permanent deaconate later on.


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