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Pope: Religious vocations must be ‘kept and cultivated every day’

Through the gift of their vocation and their different charisms, consecrated men and women play a central role in the Catholic Church's mission to spread the Gospel.

Two new deacons for the Easter season

The Redemptorist Mater seminary will celebrate the ordination of two new deacons, whose long journey to Christ feature ups, downs, and plenty of faith.

Catholic dating needs discernment, not desperation

“Desperation.” That’s the word a wise church elder recently used, in describing the attitude of some youth towards marriage.

Former journalist says religious life is all she’d hoped

When the ABC reported that its journalist Nancy Webb was leaving left her job in Toowoomba to join a Catholic convent in Toronto many...

Sr Mary Grace says ‘Yes’ to God’s love

Sister of Life Mary Grace says the graces of her vocation are not only to make her heart full, but yours too. The 33-year-old Sydney...

Fr Chris de Sousa CRS: Being intentional with your discernment at...

Prior to my vocation as a religious order priest, I worked as a lawyer in Perth and was an active youth leader and serving acolyte for the Somascan Fathers, who took pastoral carriage of my native parish in 2004.

From the Doctor’s surgery to the Diaconate

By Deacon Louis Azzopardi You are probably all familiar with the story of the diaconate in the early church and how it eventually became part...

Journey to Discernment

It's a question faced by everyone starting a career … what’s my calling? Some refer to it as a profession, others a vocation. For those...

Deacon follows in siblings’ steps

Religious vocation is Steve's greatest prize As a civil engineer Steve Drum saw his job as building bridges between people, today on the eve of...

Last of a holy family

Father William Creede CSsR, one of eight siblings who all pursued religious life, has passed away aged 93. The last surviving member of the family...

A century of playing to God’s tune

Sister Rose Anne Croke RSC says she will “never forget the day” she entered religious life in Sydney. Now as her 100th birthday approaches on...

From rich to poor, married to priest

When Father Bob Sheridan was four or five years old, electric trains only travelled as far as Parramatta. At midnight street lights went out...
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