Vocations

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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Confessors should seek to bring penitents closer to Jesus, pope says

The pope spoke to hundreds of confessors and other participants attending an annual course on the sacrament of reconciliation
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Sister Jean Clare Rohe, 100 years young, looks back on service in Baltimore

Franciscan Sister Jean Clare Rohe, who spent decades ministering in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, turns 100 March 12.
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Baltimore seminarians spend break serving in Guatemala

The seminarians ranged from pre-theology to those in their temporary diaconate year. They worked alongside the native people in many projects.
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Religious men and women a ‘firm foundation’ for Baltimore Archdiocese

Archbishop Lori said that the local church cannot thrive without men and women in consecrated life, whose impact is felt throughout the archdiocese. They were celebrated and honored on the World Day for Consecrated Life March 3.
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