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Congratulations Fr. Waclaw Hlond: you are a priest for 65 years… and counting

What did happen on May 15, 1955 in history? Vienna Treaty: Britain, France, US & USSR restored Austria’s independence. US performed nuclear test at Nevada Test Site. Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain was ascented for the first time. A month earlier scientist Jonas Salk announced the first successful polio vaccine, which was rapidly adopted around the world. [...]

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49th World Day of Prayer For Vocations – Message of the Holy Father

“Vocations, the Gift of the Love of God” is the theme of this year Pope’s message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations (text below) which 49th observation is held worldwide on 4th Sunday of Easter, also known as Good Shepherd Sunday. The purpose of the World Day of [...]

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National Vocation Committee meets in Manchester

Members of the National Vocation Committee representing all three American CM Provinces gathered in DePaul Provincial Residence in Manchester, CT, today. Hosted by Fr. Rafal Kopystynski, Provincial and Fr. Lukasz Sorys, vocation director in New England Province other present are Frs. Jerry Luttenberger and Astor Rodriguez from Eastern Province and Frs. David Nations, [...]

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Superiors General about their vocation

Two Superiors General of the Congregation of the Mission – Fr. Gregory Gay (2004 to present) and Fr. Robert P. Maloney (1992-2004) share story of their own vocation in an interview with Fr. Astor Rodriguez, Vocation Director of the Eastern Province. In the threshold of the Holy Week their testimonies give an excellent [...]

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“Proposing Vocations in the Local Church” – Benedict XVI writes for World Day of Prayer for Vocations

“It is no less challenging to follow Christ today. It means learning to keep our gaze fixed on Jesus, growing close to him, listening to his word and encountering him in the sacraments; it means learning to conform our will to his. This requires a genuine school of formation for all those who [...]

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15th Day of Consecrated Life – Pope’s address during prayer of Vespers

In 1997 Venerable Pope John Paul II begun commemoration of the World Day of Consecrated Life which is celebrated on the Feast of Presentation of the Lorld. In the United States this day is observed on the Sunday after February 2. In 2011, it is on Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 6. [...]

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