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The Call

Christ leads; we follow. Discover some signs of His call and the appropriate steps you can take to follow His call.

Jesus Waits for Us in this Sacrament of Love

“In the sacred Host, He is present, the true treasure, always waiting for us. Only by adoring this Presence do we learn how to receive Him properly.” What is Eucharistic Adoration? Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honouring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves “the contemplation of the Mystery ...
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Father Subprior Guerric DeBona on Discernment

“Awareness of our personal gifts and weaknesses can help us considerably in gaining a sense of which vocations are possible for us.” Father Subprior Guerric DeBona, O.S.B. talks to a visitor outside the abbey church of the Benedictine Archabbey of Saint Meinrad. ON JANUARY 25, 2008 I made solemn vows as a Benedictine monk of ...
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Pope At Mass: Priests, Never Forget Your First Love

Priests must be pastors first, scholars second, and they should never forget Christ, their “first love”. This was Pope Francis’ message to all men consecrated to God in the priesthood, at Friday morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta. “How is your first love?”. That is, are they still as in love with you as the ...
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Archbishop Chaput’s Homily: 2012 Holy Thursday Chrism Mass

April 5, 2012 When the prophet Isaiah spoke to the Jewish people in this morning’s first reading and said, “You yourselves shall be named priests of the Lord, ministers of our God shall you be called,” he was not only addressing the descendants of Aaron, the priests of the Old Testament. He was speaking to ...
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The Basics of Discernment

Practical suggestions which will help a young man discern a call to the priesthood.