BLOG: vocations
This week, S+L debuted its documentary on the new St. Joseph Seminary in Edmonton. For those who missed the premiere on Wednesday, S+L will air an encore presentation this Sunday evening. Created in partnership with the Archdiocese of Edmonton, Put Out Into the Deep is a half-hour documentary that celebrates the construction of the new ...read more
Oh May, how we hardly knew you! Thirty one days zipped by and we are already entering into the halfway point of the year. In May, we paid particular attention to our Blessed Mother, in June we traditionally contemplate the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Last year, on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, Pope Benedict ...read more
While some shake their head at seemingly lower number of vocations, the Holy Father says that the Lord still calls people today, and “at every stage of life to share in his mission and to serve the Church in the ordained ministry and in the consecrated life.” The Lord is calling — but we must ...read more
It seems that every time you turn around there is a new religious community emerging in the Catholic Church. Often times these new communities are the ones that are “bursting at the seams” with vocations. Take the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, for example, who just welcomed 23 new postulants in their ...read more
The United States Bishops’ Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations launched a new website yesterday promoting vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.  Appropriately, the launch came on on Good Shepherd Sunday, which is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. ForYourVocation.org has two goals: To help individuals hear and respond to the call ...read more
Given the shortage of priests in many dioceses, few Catholics would be surprised by the results of an American survey reporting that 42% of priests feel overwhelmed by their workload. “Why would someone be happy with a celibate life, little pay, long hours and a regular drubbing in the press?”, asks Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, a ...read more