Nun Gazing …

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The Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb, a contemplative order made up of women with Down syndrome.H/T Catholic Priest-Alter Christus … [Read more...]

This has to be the most awesome, vocation inspiring thing ev-vah…

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... No seriously. I would send my son to this school in a heartbeat. The St. Louis School hosts a mock conclave.h/t Fr. Z, follow the link to his blog to see addition photos and larger images with full details. … [Read more...]

Vocations Awareness Week…

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... Want to know how you can do your very own personal part in increasing vocations? It's easy really ...1) Never speak ill of a priest in the presence of a child 2) Always pray. Include your priest and diocesan seminarians in your daily prayer 3) Tell someone you think they'd make an excellent priest or religious sisterOh, there are other ways too; for sure. But I've found these are the most doable for the majority of folks. Simple and effective. Just be encouraging of the … [Read more...]

Nun Gazing and Vocation Awareness Week…

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... Did you know that January 13 - 19 is National Vocation Awareness Week?An annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. NVAW began in 1976 when the U. S. bishops designated the 28th Sunday of the year for NVAW. In 1997, this celebration was moved to … [Read more...]

Diocese of Charlotte Vocation Awareness Day…

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... Men, do you think you may have a calling to the priesthood? Bishop Jugis invites high school and college age men to a Vocation Awareness Day, Wednesday August 8th 10am-5pm at St. Ann Catholic Catholic Church in Charlotte. Bishop Peter J. Jugis will celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m., and priests and seminarians from around the diocese will be on hand for this day of fellowship, recreation and reflection."Vocation Awareness Day is intended to assist young men in exploring and discovering God's … [Read more...]

Brides of Christ…

... Anybody catch this Tuesday?Oprah has a thing for nuns, you know. Hmmm. … [Read more...]

It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it…

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... I have tremendous respect for our religious. I mean, that lifestyle is not for wussies. Catholicism is punk rock, y'all. I stayed with a community for 2 weeks once and after the second day I was nothing more than a lazy presence floating about their halls, showing up for noon prayers and only reappearing hours later at Vespers. And bored. Lord, was I bored. But not those gals; up at 3:30 am praying and milking cows and doing chores and praying some more. I was exhausted just watching them … [Read more...]

Josephinum seminarians descend on abortion mill in “prayer invasion”…

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... Complete with flowing black robes - super hero style."COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 12, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Seminarians from the only Pontifical College in the U.S. have an awe-inspiring approach for confronting abortion head-on. Dressed in full regalia of a black cassock, a traditional red sash, and armed with a rosary, the seminarians descend in a powerful show of force every Saturday on a local abortion facility to confront with prayer what the seminary’s rector calls the “po … [Read more...]

The Catholic Priesthood…

I do not pretend to believe that the US is eternal. Like all nations from our past, there will come a time this country will cease to exist. I believe we are upon that time. The only eternal organization that has survived the rise and fall of empires is the Catholic Church. She has endured and will continue to do so until the coming of Christ.America as we know it is swiftly changing into a tolatarian anti-religious country. We've learned nothing from countries destroyed by Socialism, … [Read more...]


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