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On the spring morning of Saturday,  May 8, 2004, I was ordained a priest. Just after the spirit-filled and joyful ceremony at St. Michael’s Cathedral, the Director of Priest Personnel gave me my letter of appointment from the archbishop. The letter reminded me of the motto that my classmates had chosen for our ordination: “As the Father has sent me, so I send you” (John 20:21). After a few weeks of vacation, I reported to my pastor at St. Rose of Lima Parish on Canada Day to begin my new faith journey.

Listening to voice of the hearing impaired

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As the father of two hearing-impaired daughters, musician and Toronto Catholic District School Board trustee Markus de Domenico wants to make sure children of all hearing abilities can appreciate the beauty of song.

Dancing to the Lord’s will

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Maribel Maryoga’s career as a dancer took her to some exciting places.

Seminarian has the music in him

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Deacon Patrick Salah did portray a priest during playtime at home when he was very young, but the Halifax, N.S., product first truly felt the call to serve the Lord shortly after his first year of Bachelor of Music studies at Dalhousie University in 2011.

Hope and hoop dreams give rise to foundation

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If being positive is a calling in life, Hope Agbolosoo has certainly found his.

Vocational discernment is for every Catholic

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A vocational discernment is for every person of the faith, says Sr. Mary Rowell, president of NAVFD, National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors.

Poverty, chastity, obedience give meaning

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At 93 Sr. Norah Burns struggles to understand the lives of people who haven’t lived the last 75 years under the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. In her life the vows have been “Everything, really.”

Sisters take to social media to spread Christ’s message

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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.