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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

 
  • "Without the continued support and guidance of Labouré my vocation would have been postponed for decades, and possibly lost forever. With Labouré's help, I was able to resolve six figure student loan debt in 24 months rather than 20 years."

    Bill Duffert, Summer Class of 2015,
  • 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 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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Upcoming Vocation Events

24 June
St. John Bosco Convent, 5630 West Commerce, San Antonio, TX, 78237, United States

We invite you to volunteer with us at one of our summer camps as we c

24 June
Mount St Mary’s Seminary 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd  Emmitsburg, MD 21727 United States

Quo Vadis Days is a time of recreation, fellowship, prayer, and discu

26 June
Nashville, Tennessee

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06 July
Mishawaka, Indiana

A discernment retreat is a beautiful opportunity to spend time away with the Lord and allow Him t

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