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World Marriage Day – Mrs. Danielle Cooper

World Marriage Day – Mrs. Danielle Cooper

I have always yearned to have a Catholic spouse; to raise kids together, to grow old together, to have fun together, and most of all, to worship together. But, I loved God so much as a young girl that I asked Him once if I should become a nun to marry Him. There was a...

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What do Priests Do?

Priests do far more than celebrate Mass and pray all day. The life of a priest is busy, demanding, challenging—and incredibly rewarding.

Why Celibacy?

Celibacy is always a top concern for men thinking about the priesthood, but rest as­sured that every priest had the same thought before he went to seminary.

Signs of a Priestly Vocation

If Jesus has placed a desire in your heart for priesthood, no matter what your age, don’t ignore it. Talk to a priest you admire about how you feel.

Priesthood Discernment Self-Test

Examining oneself using these twenty qualities or signs is a good way to begin one’s discernment of priesthood, but it should not be done in a vacuum.