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?
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 ...
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.
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.