Vocations

New priests Archdiocese of Baltimore

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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Hands made for ministry

“What is it that you hope to accomplish as a deacon for the Archdiocese of Baltimore?” Deacon Miguel Sainz’s thoughtful answer to that question would have bombed in a job interview, but it helped secure a spot in one of the archdiocese’s early classes for the permanent diaconate.
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Seminarians face challenges in academics and pastoral work

Halfway through his first year at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Roland Park, Christopher de Leon looked spent.
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Seminarians embark on journey to the priesthood

When Hamilton Okeke stepped into his room at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Roland Park for the first time, the enormity of what he was doing seemed to hit him in the gut. He was alone, literally and figuratively, as he was about to hand his life over to God. No one in his...
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Hermit lives out ancient vocation in Essex

ESSEX – It once served as a fisherman’s shack on the banks of Norman Creek.
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Eleven accepted into priestly formation program

A former Episcopal priest, a parish maintenance man and candidates from South America and Africa are among the 11 men accepted into the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s priestly formation program for the 2010-11 academic year. A total of 37 seminarians are now preparing to become priests – up from 34 last year.
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