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Church in the World, Vocation

Vocation: A Collection of Links

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Vocation:  A Collection of Links
November is just around the corner. And for us Augustinians, November is Vocation Month. During this month we celebrate the birthday of St. Augustine and All the Saints of the Order of St. Augustine (November 13). Because ...
Christian Life, Church in the World, Vocation

Ministry to Fathers

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I have completed two sessions with some of the fathers in a subdivision that is covered by our parish.  We started last week with a session on "What does being male mean today?"  This afternoon, I had two questions thrown at them:  "What does ...
Vocation

Signs of a Vocation to the Priesthood or Religious Life

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"How do I know I have a vocation?" a student asked me once. He had entered our formation house at Makati thinking that the desire for the priesthood was the only sign needed to be assured that he is on ...
Augustinians, Vocation

Sisters in Our Midst

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Sisters in Our Midst
They live across the street from us.  Before January 4, 2005, they just participated in the Mass singing as a choir during the morning services; occassionally they would also invite us into their convent for their spiritual exercises.  But since ...
Augustinians, Vocation

Augustinian Vocations Promotion

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I saw the following Augustinian Vocation Promotions video made by the Province of Colombia and posted at YouTube. The video is some 7 minutes long and presents the Augustinian life within the context of a journey with the Truth ...
Spirituality, Vocation

How To Become a Priest I

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How To Become a Priest I
"How to become a priest" seems to be allowed at Yahoo as a search phrase.  This is at least what a member of theIglesya Ni Manalo blogged about.  And since his blog is entitled that way, Yahoo presents his ...
Vocation

Being a Priest

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One who calls himself arnold89  read my articles about the priesthood and asked me about the way I spend my day.  The question reminded me of a small book written by Leo Trese in which the author described his day ...
Christian Life, Vocation

Being “Father”

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Being “Father”
This afternoon's session with "The Dads" took an unexpected turn.  For the first time since we started, they started telling stories about their past as sons and their experiences in fatherhood.  The discussions were provoked by a comment one ...
Christian Life, Spirituality, Vocation

Discerning One’s Vocation

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You probably have read Rick Warren's "The Purpose-Driven Life."  From a Catholic point of view, what he did in and with that book is not new.  The Catholic equivalent of his "Purpose-Driven Life" seminars is called "Vocation Discernment" 
Vocation

How To Become a Priest II

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In a previous article, it was stressed that the priesthood is not a career or a profession like teaching or nursing that one chooses and enters into. It is a vocation, a state of life with particular duties and ...
Christian Life, Vocation

Fathers Are Meant to be “Generative”

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"Fathers" are meant to exercise leadership by pointing out to others something valuable that is in them so that this valuable trait can be developed, such as a special talent or aptitude or skill. Such generosity and encouragement are marks ...
Augustinians, Christian Life, Vocation

Ongoing Conversion and Renewal

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Ongoing Conversion and Renewal
This site's automatic blog promoter has just reposted an article I wrote on October 7 of last year. It was on the closing ceremony of the Order of St. Augustine's Intermediate Chapter held in the parish church of ...
Augustinians, Christian Life, Vocation

That Strange Friar

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Whom have I in the heavens but YouAnd earth has nothing I desire besides You(Psalm 73:25, NIV) "So how come he is not ordained?" asked one parishioner pointing to a friar whom I introduced as a class mate. "Why did he ...

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