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It’s National Vocations Awareness Week

January 10th, 2012 Posted in Vocations

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The U.S. Catholic Church is celebrating National Vocation Awareness Week to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education.

This distinctive week gives Catholics an opportunity to renew prayers and support for those who are considering one of these vocations. Read more »

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The Benedictine Sisters of Ridgely, Md.: “That in all things God may be glorified.”

January 10th, 2012 Posted in Vocations

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Pray and work “That in all things God may be glorified.” The Benedictine Sisters of Ridgely, Md., strive to fulfill this directive of their founder, St. Benedict. On Nov. 16, 2011, the feast of their patroness, St. Gertrude the Great, the sisters rejoiced to receive a new novice, Jo-El McLaughlin, who joined them in their seeking of God.

Though they are involved in various active ministries, the primary ministries of Benedictines are communal prayer — “The Work of God” — and the formation of Christian community. From these core ministries flow the external ones. Read more »

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Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia: A religious vocation is a mystery and a gift

January 10th, 2012 Posted in Vocations

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“A vocation to consecrated life, like every true vocation, is necessarily described within the context of mystery:  the mystery of God’s call and the mystery of human freedom.”

— Constitutions of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

The above quote expresses in a beautiful way the call of God within my life. I have always felt a close relationship with God since the time I was young and have always felt drawn to deepen this relationship. I was brought up in a loving and caring family. Our Catholic faith was a very important part of our lives. I remember praying the rosary and going to church together. My parents modeled for us what it meant to be generous and faith-filled people. It is their loving example and God’s grace in my life that led me to religious life. Read more »

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The Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary: Cry the Gospel with your life

January 10th, 2012 Posted in Vocations

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“I wasn’t sure how I would fit in, but thank goodness I had a yardstick in my car.”

Sister Mary Joseph Reinke, who assists at the Catholic Campus Ministry at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md., was talking recently about helping a student who had “had lost her rosary behind the cushions of a sofa in the ministry house. With my yardstick, I was able to fish it out. That really broke the ice.” Read more »

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Three declare ‘candidacy’ to become priests for the diocese

January 9th, 2012 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese, Uncategorized, Vocations

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Three men declared their intentions before Bishop Malooly Jan. 8 to become priests for the Diocese of Wilmington in a brief candidacy rite during the 11 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter.

“The church receives your declaration with joy,” Bishop Malooly told the seminarians, who are scheduled to be ordained to the transitional deaconate in September, during the brief ceremony.

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Sister’s caring ministry is no act

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WILMINGTON — What would people think?

That was the thought that passed through the mind of Sister Mary Daniel Jackson as she was walking around her neighborhood shortly after she moved to Wilmington in 2006 to work at the Ministry of Caring.

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Priest feels teaching at seminary helped his vocation

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Vocations: Priest feels his vocation was helped by his time teaching future priests

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NEW CASTLE — Father John Grimm enjoyed his time mentoring and teaching future priests in northern New Jersey, but he was happy to return to parish work last summer as administrator at Holy Spirit Parish in New Castle.

Since 2007, Father Grimm had been on the faculty at Immaculate Conception Seminary, which is part of Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. An assistant professor of moral theology, he primarily taught seminarians, but there were some lay graduate students in his classes and, in his second year there, he taught an undergraduate course.

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October 18th, 2011 Posted in Vocations

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