Vocations

Father Kevin Ewing ordained to priesthood in joyful ceremony

Father Ewing exhibited a demeanor of peace and joy as he processed down the center aisle of the cathedral toward what promises to be his greatest adventure, a lifetime as a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Ewing’s June 24 ordination to the priesthood will be bittersweet

Deacon Kevin Ewing’s June 24 ordination to the priesthood promises to be bittersweet.
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Amen: On a humble man, and famous last words

As a priest, Monsignor Bastress was in fact enlisted to act “in persona Christi” – in the person of Christ – throughout various aspects of his ministry.
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The big payback: Aspiring priest tackles student debt

With a degree in neuroscience and a job as a research assistant at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Oliver Avaritt had his life pretty well in order when he decided to hand it over to God and join the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph.
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Three ordained to transitional diaconate for Archdiocese of Baltimore

Just before he ordained them to the transitional diaconate, Archbishop William E. Lori had some advice for William Keown, John Streifel and John Martínez. Pray. Pray hard. Pray without ceasing. “It’s not enough to be a professional prayer,” the archbishop said in his homily at their May 27 ordination Mass at the Baltimore Basilica. “After...
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Transitional deacons, to be ordained May 27, include veteran and Puerto Rico native

Three men will be ordained to the transitional diaconate for the Archdiocese of Baltimore May 27, at 10 a.m., at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore.
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Eight to be ordained permanent deacons for Baltimore Archdiocese

Eight men will be ordained permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of Baltimore May 6 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland.
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Men and women religious celebrate and re-dedicate at Mass for Consecrated Life

The 65 men and women religious across the archdiocese celebrating jubilees in 2017 received kudos from Archbishop Lori at a special Mass.
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Newly professed Dominican sister recalls Maryland roots

“There was always a mystery around it – a beautiful mystery,” Dominican Sister Mara Rose McDonnell said of the faith.
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Catching up with the ‘Woodstock Nun’

A six-second clip of Sister Susanne Bunn of the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart flashing the peace sign at the site of the Woodstock music festival made her a cultural icon.
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Former dentist finds new joy as Carmelite nun

It was on her 30th birthday when Celia Ashton first stepped inside the monastery of the Carmelite Sisters of Baltimore.A successful dentist who had long harbored thoughts of becoming a religious sister, Celia had been invited to attend Mass at the monastery by some of her patients who happened to be Religious
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