Vocations

Faith

Vatican report calls U.S. women religious to continued dialogue
Dec 18 2014
A massive, detailed Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. communities of women religious ended with a call to the women themselves to continue discerning how best to live the Gospel in fidelity to their orders’ founding ideals.

Basilica gift shop offers Maryland gifts, including deacon’s spice rub
Dec 13 2014
“The Deacon’s Poultry Rub” was part of the basilica gift shop manager’s effort to bring more locally sourced items to the store.

Fund to benefit ‘retired’ religious gives back to those who have given
Dec 04 2014
“I can’t even spell the word ‘retired,’ ” quipped Brother Malcolm O’Sullivan, a Brother of Christian Schools.

Changing times may call for changes in religious orders, pope says
Nov 29 2014
Religious orders and the Vatican congregation that assists them must be bold in assessing whether current structures and practices help or hinder the proclamation of the Gospel.

'A Nun's Life' website becomes a growing vocations ministry
Nov 28 2014
Sisters Julie Vieira and Maxine Kollasch oversee their website "A Nun's Life" from Toledo, Ohio.

Monstrance fished from reservoir centerpiece of new adoration chapel
Nov 25 2014
A man fishing at the Loch Raven Reservoir some two decades ago was convinced he had snagged a big fish.

To do it over again, 100-year-old sister wouldn’t change a thing, except her name
Nov 16 2014
What was it that enticed an Irish girl to join a religious order and move across the world for its work?

‘A life of intimacy with God’: Baltimore’s Carmelites commemorate 225 years
Nov 02 2014
If there’s one thing to know about Baltimore’s Carmelites, it’s this: “We’re all passionately in love with God.”

Priests give strong support to capital campaign
Oct 15 2014
“If anyone knows the needs out there, it would be our own priests,” said Father Arnold, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ellicott City.

Year of Consecrated Life events to help laity learn more about religious
Oct 05 2014
Priests, brothers and women religious intend to open their convents, monasteries, abbeys and religious houses to the public in February.