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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?

Praise for Labouré

 
  • "Fundraising is not just about raising money. It is about sharing my story with people and hearing their stories. It is about building relationships. It is about giving people an opportunity to become part of something beautiful. It is about being vulnerable so God can work through me. Honestly, I wouldn’t want it any other way."

    Sr. Kathryn Teresa Clemmer, Class of 2012/2013, Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata
  • 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,
  • "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 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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