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A MUST WATCH! See Brother Francis Mary, Brother Cornelius, and Brother Vincent Mary (three of our Labouré alumni) discuss the life-changing impact that our program had on their vocations. We have assisted six Dominican Vocations in the Eastern Province alone in the last three years. Thanks be to God for their vocations! "Laboure was a real blessing to me because it allows you to see people believe in your vocation and that's a real affirmation..." -Brother Cornelius.

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Orion Sang , Detroit Free Press

She was a punishing fullback who saved teamates from blindside hits. Now, she saves people from sin.

Sister Rita Clare Yoches, formerly Anne Yoches, will make her final vows to Jesus Christ on June 30 in Toronto, Ohio.

Just over a decade ago, she was a punishing blocker for the Detroit Demolition, the now-defunct professional women’s football team that won championships in droves. Before that, she was a tough point guard at Detroit Mercy who liked to party.

Yoches’ religious journey can be considered unconventional....Read more

Labouré Aspirant Robert Degre interviews on CatholicTV show Inter Nos with Bishop Robert Reed of the Archdiocese of Boston! Watch as they speak about Robby's vocation story, the Labouré Society, and the impact of God working through others to write this next chapter in Robby's life.

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Dig deeply, and the song's theological perspective become clear.

Kathy Schiffer

Two religious communities in Ohio have collaborated to produce a video that parodies English singer/songwriter Adele's “Hello” – showing that religious sisters can have a lot of fun while delivering an important message.

Adele's Piano Ballad

Adele's Grammy award-winning single “Hello” burst onto the charts in 2015, with her plaintive lyrics focused on nostalgia and regret. The song was an instant hit, reaching No. 1 in almost every country it charted in. In the United...Read more

The diocese has ordained 10 men to the priesthood for the second year in a row, upping the priestly population there by about 20%.

Mary Rezac/CNA/EWTN News

WICHITA, Kan. — Father Chad Arnold, vocations director in the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, is hesitant to dole out advice about how a diocese can increase its priestly vocations.

He recognizes that he has been blessed.

At a time when bishops and vocations directors across the universal Church are wringing their hands about a dire shortage of priests, Wichita has ordained 10 men to the priesthood for the...Read more

5 Helpful Tips for Making A Good Discernment By The Daughters of St. Paul

1. Give yourself time to make a good discernment

Think of your discernment as a journey in which you will grow personally and closer to God. The best discernments aren’t rushed, but lived in openness and surrender to God.

What kind of a timeframe should you set? On the one hand, you don’t want to be stuck in indecision, waffling back and forth endlessly; but rushing isn’t helpful either. A reasonable timeline is a year to two years, although there are reasons for a discernment to last...Read more

laboure pope francis Pope Francis inserts the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, into the Roman Calendar on the Monday following Pentecost Sunday.

By Devin Watkins

Pope Francis has decreed that the ancient devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Mother of the Church, be inserted into the Roman Calendar.

The liturgical celebration, B. Mariæ Virginis, Ecclesiæ Matris , will be celebrated annually as a Memorial on the day after Pentecost.

In a decree released on Saturday by the Congregation for Divine...Read more

shakespeare was catholic

Every clue points to the fact that William Shakespeare “dyed a Papyst” – or a loyal Catholic.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker

There are probably no greater academic debating topics than the mysterious life of the Bard of Avon — William Shakespeare. Did he really write those plays? If he didn’t, who did? Was he involved in the Elizabethan spy network? Was he a secret Catholic? Are there pro-Catholic “codes” is his plays?

Joseph Pearce is the authority on this. Check out his book The Quest for Shakespeare. Here are 10...Read more

church while traveling

Washington D.C., May 28, 2018 / 12:07 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Flying on Sunday and need a place for Mass? A recent study revealed that 40 percent of major US airports have chapels offering Sunday Mass times for travelers and airport employees.

Taking data from the 30 busiest airports in the U.S., the Pew Research Center identified airports offering Mass and other forms of Christian worship as well as Jewish and Muslim prayer services.

The 2015 Pew study found that more than half of the largest hub...Read more

laboure aspirant interviewed

"There are three ways that people can help support the Labouré Society and our mission. The first would be a financial investment in our vocations and anybody that would want to make that investment the easiest way to go about that would be to contact me either via email or phone. The second way to help would be to continue to share the mission of Labouré, obviously not a lot of people know about what they're doing, but more people need to know about it so sharing it with as many people as possible and helping me to invite as many people as I can into this journey. And then the third way...Read more