“We are called to see where Christ’s hand might be pointing and to reach out and point in a similar manner.”
Toby Ellis, a third-year seminarian, discusses his daily life — classes, friends, formation process — at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul.
The sisters at St. Clare’s Monastery in Sauk Rapids selected Franciscan Sister Mary Matthew Tomsyck as their new abbess for a six-year term.
Vincent Charles, to be ordained Nov. 13 as a permanent deacon in Isanti, believes God sparked his interest in becoming a deacon through his involvement in various parish ministries.
“My dream when I become a deacon is to be a bridge between God and those who are without knowing him or far away.”
“When I pray for vocations, I pray for the needs of the Church, but also, I pray that every person may find their call.”
“As I continue my discernment journey toward final profession, learning and growing in my understanding of the Benedictine way of life, I continue to have a sense of peace and joy in living my life in this way.”
Brother Jacob Berns said the formation process has taught him that monastic life is not just about his own calling.