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New diocesan formation program

As you know, dioceses face growing challenges in the formation of seminarians to the priesthood, namely that of fully formed candidates and sufficient resources. If better candidates and increased financial resources to train them interest you...

Labouré can help

The Facts

10,000

Number of people discerning a vocation to priesthood or religious life in the US each year

42%

Percentage of individuals impeded from pursuing their vocations due to outstanding student loans

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$75,000

Average student loan balance of a Labouré aspirant

274

Number of aspiring priests, sisters, and brothers helped into formation by Labouré since 2003

Labouré News

Labouré’s mission is to rescue Catholic religious vocations from the barrier of student loan debt. Will you join us in rescuing vocations?

Most Reverend Robert E. Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles

Bishop Barron Coat of Arms"I personally value the process of the Labouré Society which involves those receiving assistance in the fundraising effort. This valuable training will prepare them with skills for the nonprofit and fund raising aspects of a life of service to the Catholic Church. I heartily support the work of the Labouré Society and wish to encourage their founders and members to continue this mission of charity." 

 

Sr. Faustina, Winter Class 2016

"Recently our Lord has been inviting me to recall His providence in my life and seeking a greater trust in His providence for the future.  The experience with Laboure always comes to mind as the most tangible and concrete experience of God's providence and the power of the Holy Spirit's guidance when facing many obstacles.  For this I am grateful and the fruit continues to reveal itself!"

Praise for Labouré

 
  • "Fundraising is not just about raising money. It is about sharing my story with people and hearing their stories. It is about building relationships. It is about giving people an opportunity to become part of something beautiful. It is about being vulnerable so God can work through me. Honestly, I wouldn’t want it any other way."

    Sr. Kathryn Teresa Clemmer, Class of 2012/2013, Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata
  • Bishop Lori coat of arms"The Labouré Society is well known to me because representatives from the Society have made presentations to the bishops at our USCCB meetings. The Society is approved by the bishops of the United States and has our full support."

     

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    Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, MD,
  • "Those of us given the blessing of material gifts are called to share those gifts with others and there are many opportunities to do so. In the Gospel, at the the anointing at Bethany, a woman comes with an alabaster jar of perfumed oil, breaks the jar, and pours it on Our Lord's head. There were those present who thought it to be a waste. However, she gave it all without reservation. Those who enter into a religious vocation give completely of themselves and in the eyes of the world this can appear to be foolish or even a waste. A gift to the Labouré Society changes the direction of a life because it helps a person realize a dream that God has placed directly on their hearts. We were honored to have met Toni Garrett (Sister Josephine) and to have been able to help her realize this dream. We would encourage anyone of means to examine their gifts and help others realize their own dreams. 

    Rita and Lamar Hunt, Jr. ,
  • "The sobering reality of major debt can often discourage such candidates. Not only does the Labouré Society offer practical means of quickly paying back such debt, but it promises to these women that following the call is indeed possible." 

    Sr. Mary Gabriel, The Sisters of Life,
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Toronto, Ohio

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