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Gilbert parish using ‘Traveling Crucifix’ to encourage prayer for vocations

GILBERT — The East Valley chapter of the Serra Club, the only lay organization whose mission is promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life, is praying a traveling crucifix will help address the ongoing shortage of such men and women.

Week of March 8-14 honors Catholic women religious

Livestreams, a service day and field trips to mother houses are some of the ways religious communities and children/young adults are celebrating.

Arizona’s Carmelite sisters erase short-term absence of religious life at longstanding...

The trio is the third religious community to serve at St. Mary-Basha.

Basketball helps priests teach New Jersey students about vocations

HOLMDEL, N.J. (CNS) — Students at St. John Vianney High School expected their recent pep rally to be fun, colorful and filled with good-natured competition.

Young women embrace early stages of religious life

Pope Francis offered words of comfort to young adults spending Christmas break or semester break discerning their future.

Sisters weigh in on vocations fair calling young people to sainthood

It will be filled with men and women religious already bearing fruit for the kingdom of God via at least 18 religious communities that serve the Diocese of Phoenix.

Meet Fr. Timothy Seavey: Healthy home, parish life nurtured his faith

For the newly ordained Fr. Timothy Seavey, the journey to priesthood was a solid, natural progression that steadily grew from an active prayer life influenced by both his family and his parish.

Meet Fr. Athanasius Fornwalt, FHS: First to be ordained for religious...

With his ordination to the priesthood June 3, Fr. Athanasius Fornwalt, FHS, marked a major milestone for himself and his community: he was the first of the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit to be ordained a priest.

Meet Fr. Daniel Cruz: Path to priesthood takes root during family...

The setting for the launch of Fr. Daniel Cruz’s public ministry was providentially the same as that of Jesus himself: a wedding.

Sr. John-Mark Maria professes perpetual vows, a first for ‘Desert Nuns’

TONOPAH — Donning a floral bridal crown of over her brown habit, Sr. John-Mark Maria, PCPA, did not stop smiling as she professed perpetual vows. She was now a bride of Christ.