Vocation E-news

Taking Time to Discover God’s Plan

Brandon Turk Brandon Turk is living proof that you can go home again. An aspirant for two years at St. Joseph Discernment House while attending Holy Cross College, Brandon decided after his 2016 graduation to leave the community and work at a day shelter... Read More

Project Hope Gets Personal

The icon of Fr. Dujarié was painted by Bro. Robert Weinmann, CSC. Arnold Young can relate to a 250-year-old priest. The Holy Trinity High School student who lives on the West Side of Chicago drew parallels from his own personal experience to the life... Read More

Welcome to our Vocation E-News – Issue VIII

Dear Friends, I Have This Hope. As Vocation Director for the Congregation of Holy Cross, I headed off to the West Coast in June to participate in two retreats: one for Holy Cross students, the other for me! During the first week, students and their chaperones... Read More

Welcome to our Vocation E-News – Issue VII

Dear Friends, Time is one of God’s most precious gifts. Irish novelist James Joyce quite aptly likened time to “holding water in your hand.” Sometimes it meanders like a gentle stream winding lazily through a meadow. But at other moments, its current... Read More

Just a Brother

More than 225 people attended the National Symposium on the Life of the Religious Brother at the University of Notre Dame on March 25. In his keynote address, Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, said, “If you are non-ordained, male religious, you are well... Read More

Celebrating 2017 Jubilarians

Celebrating 2017 Jubilarians 2017 marks 50 years of religious profession and ordination for Bro. Larry Atkinson, CSC, Bro. Tom Dziekan, CSC, and Fr. Robert DeLeon, CSC. In between two jubilee celebrations held in April in Austin, Tex., and Valatie, N.Y.,... Read More

The Best of #ReligiousBrothersDay

The inaugural Religious Brothers Day was held on May 1, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, to celebrate the gift of brotherhood and inspire others to consider the vocation. Here are some of our favorite social media posts from the day: The virtual... Read More

Words of Advice

Whenever Vocation e-News talks to brothers and priests, we’re always interested in learning how they would advise someone who is considering a vocation, or wondering about religious life. Here’s some Words of Advice: “The greatest source of joy... Read More

Where Will God Find You?

For Rev. James Martin, S.J., the call to find God began at the end of long day of work in corporate finance at GE. A member of the Society of Jesus for 26 years, Fr. Martin talks about his religious vocation in a recent interview for public radio, hosted... Read More