The first bell rings at a quarter past three in the morning, the lights in the dormitory turn on and I along with all the brothers rise from bed then fall to my knees to offer the first moments of the day to God in prayer. Then I rush to make the bed and change into choir habit before the Office of Vigils begins at three thirty.
Vigils is the longest and most beautiful of the hours of the Divine Office which we...Read more
Click below to listen to Maria DeSanto's interview with Father Robert McTeigue on The Catholic Current Radio Show hosted by The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network.
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What is a vocation?From The Archdiocese of Melbourne, Catholic Vocations
If you are looking for a simple definition of a vocation, the literal meaning of the word is a "call."
But a vocation is more than an ordinary call. A vocation is a call from God,...Read more
Sr. Mary Gianna is a graduate of the Labouré program. Through Labouré, Sister resolved her student loan debt and was able to pursue her dream of laying down her life for the Catholic Church. We know that you will enjoy her beautiful story:
Testimony by Sr. Mary Gianna, DLJC
REFLECT – When I was in the third grade, a classmate of mine asked me, “What are you?” She was Mormon and was asking me what faith background I was. I remember thinking, “I don’t know.” I did not even know exactly what this meant. I remember going home from school that day and asking...Read more
August 8, 2018
By Melissa Enaje
“Yes, there is a vocation crisis, but we have to realize student loans are a substantial inhibitor to our vocations and the people wanting to give their lives,” said Norvilia Etienne, a college student in her final year of study at Queens College.
Last February, the parishioner from Holy Family, Fresh Meadows, petitioned to enter the religious community of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles. After evaluation, she was accepted into the order. Except there was one catch – she...Read more
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.
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