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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 Coakley coat of arms"As we continue to encourage our young people to prayerfully descern God's vocation in their life, we cannot ignore such a serious obstacle as this." 

     

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    Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City, OK,
  • "The Labouré Society is the most brilliantly conceived method for building the Body of Christ I have seen in the last 50 years...Supporting Labouré has been the most heartening experience I've had since raising my own children." 

    Liam Rogers ,
  • "The Labouré Society is really the Church at its best ... these men and women are starting their formation by getting the people skills, the business skills, the prudence skills, and the boundaries that need to be in place for successful ministry through this amazing program. And so I thank God every day for the gift of the Labouré Society."

    Fr. Stephen DeLacy, Archdiocese of Philadelphia ,
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