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

Sisters of Life 25 year ministry

By Beth Griffin Catholic News Service

NEW YORK (CNS) — On a drizzly gray morning in early May, the bright kitchen at Visitation Mission on Manhattan’s East Side was filled with the sound of laughter and the inviting aromas of fresh-cut vegetables and baking cookies as postulants and novices of the Sisters of Life prepared food for themselves and their anticipated guests.

Visitation is the nerve center for the Sisters of Life’s material, emotional and spiritual outreach to pregnant women in crisis. The sisters help more than 900 women at the former convent each year, said...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

Diocese of Lincoln's blueprint for ordination

So often these days we read of the ongoing collapse of Catholicism in the west. In diocese after diocese we see parishes and schools closing or consolidating, a decline in priests as older clergy pass away at rates higher than new ordinations, and a widespread loss of the next generation to either the secular left or the evangelical right.

We also read of various plans to counter these trends. Everyone seems to have a program to promote, a new strategy to increase vocations, to increase weekly Mass attendance, to keep teens from fleeing the faith…

However, what’s not as...Read more

laboure featured in the witness

U.S. president of Serra Club International visits Dubuque club

By Dan Russo, Witness Editor...Read more

Laboure alumni champion of Food Network's "Chopped"

On November 10th Sister Alicia Torres of the Franciscans of the Eucharist won the Food Network’s popular “Chopped” competition. Sister Alicia was a member of the 2009 class of Labouré aspirants, and has been cooking since grade school. She regularly prepares meals for her community, in addition to running a food kitchen which serves the poor and homeless in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.

For “Chopped,” Sister Alicia transformed leftovers into Mexican-style quesadilla appetizers, prepared an entree of curried turkey with sweet potato cranberry hash, and crafted a desert...Read more

laboure facebook live event

On Monday, February 5th, Father Stephen DeLacy of the Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia hosted an excited Facebook LIVE event! This lively one hour discussion features Labouré alumna, Sister Kathryn Teresa Clemmer of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Immaculata, PA, as well as Labouré's own Executive Director John Flanagan.

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