Displaying items by tag: vocation

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - It is only fitting that John Paul Patrick returned to his home parish for his final steps to the priesthood with the Missionary Oblates of Assumption Province. On June 8, Patrick was ordained to the priesthood in front of hundreds of witnesses at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Mississauga.

Published in Canada: Toronto-GTA

OTTAWA - Though a recent study shows most Catholic priests are happy in their vocations, they face many challenges that could lead some to become disillusioned.

Published in Canada

TORONTO - Fr. Borna Puskaric has a major project awaiting him when he returns to his home diocese of Zagreb, Croatia.

Published in Canada

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - After more than 300 years in existence, the Marians of the Immaculate Conception are rejoicing at the ordination of their first Canadian priest.

Published in Canada

TORONTO - The road to the priesthood for the first North American Spiritan to be ordained in 26 years began while flipping through the pages of The Catholic Register.

Published in Canada

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis urged Franciscan friars to hold true to their charism of fraternity, humility and poverty and not lose the respect they have earned over the centuries for living up to those ideals.

Published in Vatican

TORONTO - It is most fitting that the Archdiocese of Toronto welcomed its two newest priests during the celebration of the Eucharist, said Cardinal Thomas Collins.

Published in Canada: Toronto-GTA

TORONTO - Fr. Ricardo Davis struggled with a calling from two cities half a world apart.

One called him towards a life of celebrity, the other to a life of celibacy.

Published in Canada: Toronto-GTA

TORONTO - Fr. David Twaddle always wanted a career where his work would be close to Heaven, but being a priest wasn’t his first choice.

Published in Canada: Toronto-GTA

Motherhood statements are rarely welcomed. They are too obvious and can’t be disagreed with. They add nothing to the conversation. A motherhood statement just repeats what we already know.

Published in Faith

Sr. Susan Kidd said the need for consecrated life in the world hasn’t changed, but she admits there was a time when the religious were more visible and it was easier to connect with a sister.

Published in Call to Service
April 24, 2015

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As part of the Year of Consecrated Life, The Catholic Register is proud to present its Call to Service special feature highlighting the stories of religious nuns and priests across Canada and internationally.

You can browse the articles below and see all the advertisements on the Digital Edition. The original pull-out section appeared in the April 26, 2015 issue.

 

 

St. Albert, Alta. - It was in the fall of 1859 that the Grey Nuns arrived in Alberta, welcomed by Fr. Albert Lacombe at Lac Ste. Anne with ringing church bells and dancing First Nations people.

Published in Call to Service

TORONTO - Everyone needs spiritual direction at some point in their life, said Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara.

Published in Canada: Toronto-GTA

SAN FRANCISCO - A Catholic priest who recently took charge of a San Francisco parish has said only boys can be altar servers, a move that is sparking both criticism and praise and comes amid a wider debate over conservative concerns that the Catholic Church has become too “feminized.”

Published in International