Vocations

Inspiring stories about people who are called to become active in Catholic ministry in one form or the other.

Conversions, Videos, Vocations

Fr. Peter Sabbath: A Jewish Convert Who Became A Catholic Priest

Father Peter was raised in the large and tight-knit Jewish community of Montreal, Canada. As a young man Father Peter attend Woodstock, after dropping out of Boston University. He found his way to Berkeley and studied Zen Buddhism. A friend invited him to a Cistercian Abbey in Canada, where he was impressed by the chanting and quiet. He received the gift of faith in Jesus through the liturgy while attending a Mass. Father Peter is now a priest of the Archdiocese of Montreal.

Articles, Vocations

Thoughts on the Lay Vocation

This column first appeared on the website The Catholic Thing (www.thecatholicthing.org). Copyright 2020. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. Over the past eighteen months, we’ve heard a great deal about the need for lay activism and lay collaboration in the management of Church affairs.  I’m all for it.  Such action items are,…

Hidden: A Life All for God
Videos, Vocations

Hidden: A Life All for God

Source: The Catholic TV Network on YouTubeDuration: 58:30 mins. The Trappistine Sisters at Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey in Wrentham, MA lead simple consecrated lives of prayer as lived in the heart of the Church for all their brothers and sisters in the world. This documentary offers a glimpse of their…

Grotto - Sr. Fiat Stanley
Videos, Vocations

Entering the Convent at Age 23

Source: Grotto Network on YouTube What is it like to be a Millennial entering the convent? Sister Fiat says, “it’s an act of love to give ourselves” and “love does crazy things, right?” Her love, as you can see, radiates through authentic joy — and will change the way you…

Soccer Pro to Priesthood
Videos, Vocations

From Pro Soccer to Priesthood

Prior to discovering his vocation to the priesthood Father Chase Hilgenbrinck was a Division I Soccer star, and played professionally in Chile and with the New England Revolution of the MLS. He shares his powerful vocational story and how a higher calling eclipsed his love for soccer.

Footballer to Priest Fr. Mulryan
Videos, Vocations

Premier League to Priesthood

Source: Shalom World on YouTube From football pitch to the altar, from winning games to winning souls, Fr. Philip Mulryne’s life has been a testimony to how one should respond to God’s call in life. Once a Manchester United player and a regular for the Irish national team, Fr. Philip…