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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

 
  • "It's hard for me to imagine if Labouré didn't exist because having student loans and needing to work with Labouré changed my life. And so I would even say today that I was grateful to have student loans."

    Sr. Josephine Garrett, Class of 2013, Labouré Alum, Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth
  • Bishop Cozzens coat of arms"Labouré plays a vital role locally and nationally in building a culture of vocations." 

     

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    Most Reverend Andrew H. Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN,
  • "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 ongoing support of Labouré with its mentors and accountability partners can give you the confidence that aspirants are not just pushed out the door with a manual but rather they are accompanied through the whole process. This is undoubtedly the reason why Labouré has had a nearly perfect success rate with the aspirants who join its program." 

     

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    Fr. Ray Smith, Claretian Missionaries,
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upcoming vocation events

01 June
Queens Village, New York

If you are a single Catholic woman aged 16-36, interested in exploring consecrated life, come and

07 June
18104 Briceland Thorn Rd, Whitethorn, CA, 95589, United States

An opportunity to discern your vocation as a monastic contemplative.

15 June
Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center, 16385 St Francis Lane, Prior Lake, MN, 55372, United States

Been wondering what it’s like to serve God as a Franciscan?

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