Max Massell

Consecrated Virginity

Consecrated Virginity

CONSECRATED VIRGINITY Spouse of Christ Living in the World: Consecrated Virgins embody the image of the heavenly Bride and the life that is to come. Consecrated to God by her diocesan bishop, a consecrated virgin is mystically betrothed to Christ and dedicated to the...

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Life of a Religious

Life of a Religious

ABOUT APOSTOLIC RELIGIOUS LIFE Apostolic religious life is a form of consecrated life within the Church wherein the members profess vows of chastity, poverty and obedience within a Congregation or Community approved by the Church. Shared community life is an integral...

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Parish Vocation Ministry

Parish Vocation Ministry

Vocation Ministry in Your Parish How are you at your own parish using what we learned from Rhonda Gruenwald's Hundredfold Workshop? If you have any working ideas please feel free to let us know so that we can regularly post updates to this page.St. Elizabeth Seton,...

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Come and See Opportunities

Come and See Opportunities

Come and See Opportunities for Women Benedictines of Mary Queen of the Apostles Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ Dominican Nuns in Marbury, AL Franciscan Sisters, T.O.R. Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia In Nashville Passionist Nuns...

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What is Consecrated Life?

What is Consecrated Life?

A RESPONSE TO A CALL God calls each of us into existence as a unique and unrepeatable creation. In His love, He desires to enter into communion with us and for this end He gives each of us a specific vocation.   A CALL OF LOVE Your vocation is the particular way that...

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5 Signs of a Religious Vocation

5 Signs of a Religious Vocation

Five Signs Religious Life Might Be Right For You By Sister Colleen Therese Smith, A.S.C.J. Not long ago a young woman posed this question to me: “Does God send signs?” She had been praying to God for a very specific sign that would alleviate any doubt in her mind once...

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FAQs About Religious Life

FAQs About Religious Life

A vocation is a call from God who created you to share intimately in His inner life of love. You are called to perfect love in union with God for all eternity! You live out this call by making a total self-gift of yourself in love. As you take up your cross and follow...

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Take the Discernment Self-Test!

Take the Discernment Self-Test!

Take the Discernment Self-Test!Rating yourself using these 20 qualities or signs is a good way to begin your discernment of priesthood. Rate yourself on a scale of 0–5. A 0 means that you do not have the sign at all. A 5 means the sign is very evident. The...

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What is Seminary Like?

What is Seminary Like?

The seminary is the place where a man is formed mind, body, and soul into the image of Jesus Christ. Seminaries are not places where men walk around in silence all day chanting in Latin. Rather, they are places of joy, camaraderie, and deep learning! Today’s...

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