Back when I was in the college seminary and the vocation director would visit, I was always a bit skeptical of his noticing that ‘we (seminarians) have grown so much’ since the time of his last visit. I could notice some growth that we were going through, but was never
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI asked nuns, brothers and priests not to listen to the “prophets of doom” who say that consecrated life has no future or that it has no meaning in today’s world. “Do not join the prophets of doom
In 1997, Pope John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in the consecrated life. In Vita Consecrata, Pope John Paul II describes various forms of the consecrated life: the monastic life in the East and West, the Order of Virgins, Institutes completely devoted to contemplation,
By Sister Victoria Vondenberger On Aug. 4, the Sisters of Mercy welcomed Phuong (pronounced “Fong”) Mai Dong as a candidate for the Mercy South Central Community. About 60 Mercy Sisters, Associates and some of her family members attended the prayer service in Cincinnati at McAuley Convent. Phuong, 22, is a
Sisters, brothers and priests from throughout the archdiocese who celebrated jubilees in 2012 came together for an annual Mass in their honor at Mount Notre Dame in Cincinnati Oct. 27. Eighty-four jubilarians were invited to participate in the Mass and lunch that followed, and 32 were able to do so.
Friday, June 11, 2010 ARCHDIOCESE — Three Andrew Dinners, events for young men to hear a presentation by Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr on vocations, have been scheduled for this fall: Oct. 13 at Holy Trinity Parish in Coldwater; Oct. 20 in Cincinnati; and Nov. 3 at Incarnation Parish in Centerville.