Vocations

For young women and religious, joy radiates at Fiat Days retreat in Emmitsburg

Fiat Days is an annual discernment retreat for young women, designed to help them pursue holiness in their lives.
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Three new priests ordained for Archdiocese of Baltimore

Archbishop William E. Lori ordained Fathers William Keown, John Martínez and John Streifel in an ancient liturgical rite that lasted approximately two hours.
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Retired from the Navy, Deacon William Keown is excited about new role as priest

Transitional Deacon William Keown never anticipated having a second career, let alone one as a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Deacon John Martínez found support from parishioners in pursuit of the priesthood

Deacon Martínez has high hopes for Catholicism in Baltimore and is determined to accompany young adults in their faith journey.
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St. Maria Goretti graduate ready for priesthood

“In the end I’ve been able to come to this point, this graced point, where the Lord has made clear to me this is my vocation,” Deacon Streifel said.
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Are you called? Signs of a religious vocation come in various forms

Sister Lourdes Marie Miranda, vocations director for the Little Sisters of the Poor, points to signs of a religious vocation.
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New director of vocations hopes to show others the joy he finds in being a priest

“As long as I’m vocation director, I want to make sure that no one ever says, ‘I thought about being a priest, but I just didn’t have the courage to say yes,” said Father Roth
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Baltimore Archdiocese welcomes six new deacons

There was standing room only as Archbishop William E. Lori ordained six men as deacons May 26 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore.
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Next men up: Deacons to be ordained May 26

Five men will be ordained transitional deacons one will be ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Baltimore May 26 at the Baltimore Basilica. During the liturgy, Daniel Michaud will be ordained a permanent deacon. 
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The perfect Communion gift

Even now as I write this, I am overwhelmed by the radiance of this sacred gift. It has inspired me to consider offering the invitation to vocations to each of my children as they proceed the course of their sacraments of invitation.
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Conference looks at how to preserve religious orders’ archives

The focus is on documents going back as far as the early 18th century, as well as audio and visual records from just decades ago.
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Pope’s representative to U.S. addresses seminarians at Mount St. Mary’s

“(The future priest) must have the ability to see where mercy is needed and the healthy zeal to make himself readily available to apply the healing balm of God’s mercy with the love of a genuine father and pastor,” Archbishop Pierre said.
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