“Don’t be afraid. God makes a way where there is no way. I had a great deal of student loans and I said, Lord, I don’t know what to do! A religious sister and a brother in the community I’m in encouraged me to apply to Labouré because they would help me mitigate my loans and enter [formation]. So, the Lord does really provide what we need [in order to] follow Him.”
“Trust in God. Don’t be afraid. Move forward with the Labouré Society. It will be so much help, and it will give you so much confidence — not just on the fundraising level, but as an evangelization tool as well.”
“Go for it. It’s a beautiful opportunity, not just to remove the [financial] obstacle, but to really evangelize and build up the culture of vocations in the Church. It takes us beyond ourselves – it’s not just about us.”
“Remember the one phrase, ‘Fiat, let it be done.’ If you were called to be a nun or a priest, know that Labouré is here to help you and the Lord clearly brought you here. One thing Labouré mentions is, it’s not if you are going to [attain your vocation], it’s when… take courage and trust in God.”
“To quote Mother Teresa, ‘We must first learn to raise funds of love, understanding, kindness, and peace. If we first seek the Kingdom of God the money will come.’ So… just focus on the Lord and His love rather than any financial barrier that is in place…”
“If someone is called to religious life or the priesthood and they’re not sure how to proceed or where to go, they should realize that God called the people who established the Labouré Society; and if God is putting it on your heart to reach out to them, there is a reason He is doing that right now. He recognizes this is part of your vocation, your discernment, and the journey that is going to bring you closer and closer to Him.”
Dear Friends in Christ,
I write to invite your support for the work of the Labouré Society.
The Labouré Society has been established to assist women and men who are discerning a call to religious life or priesthood, who may be impeded in their response to the Lord because of educational debt.
The Labouré model teaches biblically principled fundraising philanthropy for vocations, while giving candidates an opportunity to evangelize with their own stories of how the Lord has called them to a life of service. The Labouré program
empowers candidates to resolve their own student loan debt and to make a choice to enter formation in freedom.
I hope that you will take the time to learn more about the Labouré Society. As you do, please pray about how you might help to provide laborers for the Lord's vineyard, for the future vitality of our Church.
With gratitude for your consideration, I am
Most Reverend George J. Lucas
Archbishop of Omaha
“Thank you for all you have done for our vocations and may God bless you and give you all you need to fulfill your vocation in your state of life.”
“It brings me to tears seeing the incredible work of the Holy Spirit as you, our benefactors, who have become our friends and our family, respond with such beautiful generosity to God’s nudge to help fulfill our desire to serve God! Your prayers, your investments, your love and support are working miracles, all for the glory of God, and for love of His Son, Jesus Christ! May shower His blessings upon you! What an utterly precious and priceless gift you give, as you bring us home where we will give all.”
“God has emphasized to me once more how we are each part of the Body of Christ with different callings, gifts, and treasures. We are asked to love and support one another with what He has entrusted to us. The Society gives so much for vocations and to each one of us personally.
“I have been blessed time and again with the generous responses of friends and strangers alike. The kindness of our donors and benefactors to answer God’s invitation to support vocations like ours, will allow us to give ourselves to God while serving the Church and world. We will never forget you and remember each of you every day in prayer and thanksgiving.”