scnfamily:

National Vocation Awareness Week: Sunday, January 13, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, begins National Vocation Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Baptized in the Spirit of the Lord.” Please pray for everyone discerning their vocation.

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fathershane:

allaboutmary:

 Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Today is my ordination anniversary! Please pray for the 59 of us who were ordained together in Rome on 12/12/09, that Our Lady of Guadalupe intercede for us and make us holy priests…

fathershane:

allaboutmary:

 Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Today is my ordination anniversary! Please pray for the 59 of us who were ordained together in Rome on 12/12/09, that Our Lady of Guadalupe intercede for us and make us holy priests…

Prayers please.

catholiconfire:

A couple of guys and I are visiting the seminary today. Please pray that our hearts are opened to hearing God’s call, wherever that may be, and that we are opened to saying yes.

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I know that the human gifts and qualities and personalities of priests are important. But we sometimes forget is what a priest brings to us, gifted or less gifted as he may be. The priest brings Christ to us in the Eucharist, first and foremost, and in all the sacramental celebrations of our church. — Archbishop John Vlanzy (Portland)

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catholicgeek:

Pray for Vocations to the Priesthood and the Religious Life! :)

catholicgeek:

Pray for Vocations to the Priesthood and the Religious Life! :)

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verbumcarofactumest:

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verbumcarofactumest:

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Can one truly “love the Church” when one seeks one’s own will? When in the face of disappointment I become despondent over what seems to be authority’s lack of concern for my well-being, then where is the love of the Church, when I seek refuge or consolation in money, the acclaim of society, or the favors of the secular world? Love for the Church can so easily evaporate under the burning heat of self interest. If Christ learned obedience from what He suffered, then we must do the same. — Bishop Glen Provost (Lake Charles)

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verbumcarofactumest:

Happy feast of Our Lady of Lujan!

verbumcarofactumest:

Happy feast of Our Lady of Lujan!

pilgrimlog:

Stages of Ordination

Instituted Lector

Instituted Acolyte

Deacon

Priest

(See the traditional minor orders.)

[Photos:  from “The Ordination Series”  Nice Catholic art by Neilson Carlin]

Top Ten Vocation Videos (#1)

bethestraw:

Here is our favorite video!

1. Fisher of Men

Part 1

Part 2

(Raj’s Note: Fishers of Men had a profound effect on my own discernment, so it holds a special place in my heart)

And so concludes the list of our favorite vocation videos.

Tune in Saturday for the release of Be The Straw’s very own vocation video!

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