July 7, 2015

Labouré Aspirant, Justin Leedy, Attends Norcia Gala in New England

A friend and benefactor generously helped me to attend this year’s Norcia Gala in Connecticut. While there I had the opportunity to reconnect with Fr. Basil Nixen, OSB and Fr. Benedict Nivakoff, OSB. Both monks are now famous recording artists with a #1 album on Billboard. They took time out of their busy weekend in […]

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July 3, 2015

Priests Needed as Church Growth Explodes Worldwide

By Matt Hadro, CNA The global Catholic population is growing – so quickly, in fact, that priest and parish numbers cannot keep up, says a new study on trends in the worldwide Church. And this poses a challenge: With an overall growth in the number of Catholics, especially in Africa and Asia, but not enough […]

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June 6, 2015

A Letter from Most Reverend Alberto Rojas, Bishop of Chicago

Dear Friend in Christ, Thank you for meeting with Ms. Maria Martinez.  She and her Labouré classmates represent a new wave of growth in the Church but one that needs our help to come to fruition.  As you hear their stories, please know that this is an issue impacting all vocations but it is especially […]

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April 17, 2015

Sr. Katheryn Teresa is Busy

From Sr. Katheryn Teresa: “The fall was a busy time that included classes with our formator, Spanish class, and an education class. I also went to St. Agnes Catholic School in West Chester, PA once a week. I spent my time there in the 4th grade classroom where I taught Religion and helped lead smalls […]

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March 26, 2015

Labouré Alum, Nelson Cintra, Receives Summer Assignment

Hey guys, I have some good news to share with you: I just received my summer assignment. I’ll be in Immaculate Conception Parish in Buhl and its attached mission St. Catherine’s in Hagerman. Population of Buhl is 4200 and of Hagerman is 850. Here’s a note from my vocation director:   “There is a Portuguese […]

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February 10, 2015

Ascension Press Releases Vocations Video

From winter 2015 aspirant, Briana Murphy: “A friend of mine posted this on Facebook, and it is a beautiful glimpse into the life of a priest. It gave me the chills to see how perfectly God’s will plays out. He never ceases to amaze me.” Since its release one month ago, this video has been […]

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December 30, 2014

Labouré Society alumna, Jessica Condon, Enters Novitiate

Labouré Society alumna, Jessica Condon, now known as Sister Raphaelle Marie, entered her novitiate with the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ on the Feast of St. Clare (August 11th). Sister is pictured below at her entrance ceremony (second from the left).

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December 19, 2014

Saint Peter’s Square Christmas Tree Lighting — A Sign of Hope

The 83-foot Italian tree in St. Peter’s Square was lit for the first time this season at the unveiling of the Vatican’s nativity scene, which Pope Francis called a sign of “light, hope and love” for the world. The nativity scene and the Christmas tree “are an invitation to unity, harmony and peace; an invitation […]

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December 10, 2014

Pope opens Year for Consecrated Life with call to joyful witness

On December 3rd, Pope Francis dedicated 2015 as The Year of Consecrated Life. Through various initiatives in the coming months, Pope Francis told consecrated men and women in his message that their “shining witness of life will be as a lamp,” placed where it can “give light and warmth to all of God’s people.” The […]

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