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“I’m like a crazy woman,” laughs Teresa Susi. “I go like a yo-yo.” But there’s a method to her madness, she goes on to say. And because of that, it’s the young people in the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board who benefit.

Discovering the path of your life

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VATICAN CITY - Within the universal Christian vocation of serving God and serving others, God handcrafts a specific calling for each person, a vocation that fits his or her personality and abilities, Pope Francis said.

Ministering to the ministers

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The vocation of serving vocations is little understood and rarely appreciated, but it’s something that appealed to Fr. Stephan Kappler like nothing else.

New Basilian superior general faces tough challenges

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As lofty and august as the title superior general may sound, Basilian Fr. Kevin Storey has no illusions about his next four years leading 154 men who teach and preach in Basilian parishes, universities and high schools from Colombia to Canada. 

Jesuit’s passion is written in the stars

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For most scientists, the next move after completing a PhD at Princeton University is to join an important research project at a big, prestigious university or institute. Adam Hincks took his advanced degree and experience in scientific cosmology and joined a group that has been investigating the universe for 500 years — the Jesuits.

Chalice sponsorship program bring new joy to the Church in developing countries

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On the day of a priest’s ordination, he receives from his bishop the most important tool of his ministry: the chalice. 

Vatican honours Toronto couple for their years of service to the Church

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You’d almost think it wasn’t a big deal to Anne and Dane MacCarthy, the Vatican honouring the Toronto couple for their years of service to the Church.

Report puts Canada’s vocations to religious life in focus

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For cloistered communities like the Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood, interaction with the outside world can be very limited. Yet, vocations in Canada are growing for the order. 

Sister’s ‘retirement’ in Tuktoyaktuk earns Polar Medal

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Many of us have visions of retiring to a warm spot and taking it easy, but not Sr. Fay Trombley. The 77-year-old former professor at Newman Theological College in Edmonton is spending her “retirement” in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., tirelessly working to ease the hunger, unemployment and spiritual needs of people in the Arctic. 

B.C. rancher saddles up for priesthood

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VANCOUVER – Living and working with a tight-knit family on a remote B.C. ranch was a recipe for vocation for Ken Anderson who will be ordained a priest this year.

Priest's mission to the Great White North demonstrates need for more clergy

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Mission work is not just about humanitarian aid in developing countries. There are missions that exist in our own backyard.