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Pope Francis’ request for more vocations

Pope Francis offered an improvised reflection, while greeting a group of religious participating in his General Audience, asking for more vocations.

Outback Carmelites continue to bloom

In Mathoura, where the main topics of conversation are weather, wheat and sheep, there’s something growing the locals didn’t expect. Hidden away from the world on a remote property near the Riverina town of only a thousand people, the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph want the world to know they are praying for them.

Super Seventeen enter Sydney Seminary

Sydney’s Seminary of the Good Shepherd is becoming a powerhouse for the Church in Australia. Seventeen men entered this year, the largest number in the...

Witness awakens vocations

Recognising the power of personal testimony in edifying teenagers to value the Christian life, Religious Education teachers from St Aloysius’ College, Milsons Point, gave...

Vocations all in the family

Christine and Bernie French have always seen their marriage as a vocation, but the fruits of that marriage are more than they could have...

Tears of Joy

On May 7 at Varroville in Sydney’s southwest, Br Adalbert made his solemn profession, promising to serve God as a Discalced Carmelite friar for...

Five decades of devotion

Two Sister Disciples of the Divine Master celebrate the leap they took 50 years ago. When two young women from western Sydney took up the...

Parents as first teachers of the faith

The vocation of the parent If marriage is a gift, a sacrament and a vocation, then being a parent flows from the whole of that...

Seminary marks its Silver Jubilee

The Seminary of the Good Shepherd at Homebush in western Sydney has celebrated its 25th anniversary with an Open Day in which current and past seminarians led a guided tour, lunch and personal testimonies as they welcomed around 40 young men discerning a vocation to the priesthood.

Vocations to MGLs flourish

Three young men made life-long vows to religious life as Missionaries of God’s Love this month, as the home-grown congregation continues to flourish.

Vocations champion Fr Danny Meagher named new Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney

A priest well known for his success in nurturing vocations to the priesthood as a seminary rector has been named by Pope Francis as a new Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Sydney.

Plenary voices: Fr Michael de Stoop

In the voices of the Plenary members, I hear the continued growth in our awareness of how terrible was the violent and insensitive crimes...
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