Why celibacy for priests?

Why celibacy for priests?

You might think that the issue of priestly celibacy is a “newer” matter in the Church. After all, the Roman Church has continuously reiterated the law of priestly celibacy for most, if not all, of her history. So it seems that celibacy must have been pretty well...

Be not afraid

Be not afraid

Perhaps priesthood has crossed your mind, but fear pushes the idea away: My friends would laugh if they heard I was thinking about the priesthood! My parents would be shocked. My mom wants grandkids. I'm scared to death of speaking in public. I'm nowhere near holy...

Gaining peace through prayer

Gaining peace through prayer

Is God calling me to be a priest? How can I know for sure? What's the best way to make a decision like this? As you contemplate what to do with your life, be confident that God has a specific plan for you, and that you can discover it through prayer. This article...

The most important decision you’ll ever make

The most important decision you’ll ever make

If you were about to make one decision that would dramatically impact the rest of your life, how would you go about it? If you were contemplating a cross-country move, you’d probably learn everything you could about the new city. If you were choosing a career, you’d...

What is Religious Life?

What is Religious Life?

Consecrated Life, or religious life, is a vocation in which members live in a community with a shared apostolate (or mission), charism (the particular expression of the community’s life, the community’s “culture”), and spirituality. All religious profess the vows of...

Women Religious

Women Religious

Apostolic religious life is a form of consecrated life within the Church wherein the members profess vows of chastity, poverty and obedience within a Congregation or Community approved by the Church. Shared community life is an integral part of this form of...

Mitos sobre las vocaciones

Mitos sobre las vocaciones

Seis Temores Comunes cuando Su Hijo Está Considerando el Sacerdocio Año tras año, en encuestas a sacerdotes recién ordenados, más de la mitad de ellos informa que sus familias inicialmente se opusieron a la idea del sacerdocio. Sin duda, los padres desean lo mejor...

Siete maneras que las familias pueden fomentar vocaciones

Siete maneras que las familias pueden fomentar vocaciones

“La familia cristiana, que es verdaderamente “como una iglesia doméstica”, ha ofrecido siempre y continúa ofreciendo las condiciones favorables para el nacimiento de las vocaciones” ~ San Juan Pablo II Imagínese que le pregunta a su hijo lo que quiere ser cuando...

Traveling Crucifix for Vocations

Traveling Crucifix for Vocations

CLASSROOM CRUCIFIX FOR VOCATIONS The School Traveling Crucifix Program provides students with a significant focal point for daily prayer in the classroom—and for conversation about the importance of vocations. A beautiful crucifix is selected to “travel” to different...

Classroom Consecration to Mary

Classroom Consecration to Mary

Consecrate Your Classroom to Mary, Queen of Vocations Student Leader: We pray through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary that Jesus will call at least one girl from this class to be a religious sister, and at least one boy to be a brother or priest. Class...