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Pointing people to Christ through mediums like Instagram and Facebook is a calling fit for a millennial nun and Sr. Amanda Marie Detry is a perfect fit.

Call to serve begins with Lord’s guidance

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Fr. Matthew McCarthy will take the cue from the Lord Himself for his guiding principles as he begins his journey as director of vocations for the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Catholic bikers get their motors running

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VANCOUVER -- Wayne Reville first got his motorcycle licence at age 19, and he hasn’t lost his love for riding since.

Call to religious life has laundry room origins

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Marvin-Paul Fernandez offered the first clue that a vocation to religious life could be in his future back when he was a little boy growing up in Laoag City in the Philippines’ Ilocos Norte province.

Shawl ministry generations in the making

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Like countless generations of women in her family, Olga Ciaravella spends her evenings quietly crocheting prayer shawls for those in need.

Author brews up own way to evangelize

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VANCOUVER -- Bookworms making their way through a copy of The Last Bachelor Of Ales might not expect to be evangelized, and that’s just what first-time Catholic author Peter Elliott is hoping for.

Franciscans look to reach out to youth

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Canada’s OFM Franciscans aren’t facing a vocations emergency, but they do have a problem — the same problem many dioceses and religious orders of priests face across Canada.

Apostolate brings rosary into classroom

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The Rosary Apostolate that shares the mysteries reflected upon in the rosary with students may be Sr. Marilina Cinelli’s baby since its origins in 1997, but she takes no credit for all the good it has done for nearly a quarter century.

Conference puts women at centre stage

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There’s a long-held perception that the voice of women in the Church is one that is seldom heard. It’s why Colleen Carroll Campbell sees the importance of galvanizing that voice so that it doesn’t get drowned out.

It’s up to each of us to plant vocation seed

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Eight years ago, just weeks before I was ordained to the priesthood, I delivered a speech at the annual Ordinandi Dinner in Toronto that left me a marked man.

Religious life ‘is about falling in love’

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VANCOUVER -- Discovering one’s vocation, whether it happens in a surprising instant or over many years, always feels the same way, says Sr. Maria Serra Garcia. It’s always like falling in love.