Year of Consecrated Life

Year of Consecrated Life

Pope Francis ushered in a universal Year of Consecrated Life on November 30, 2014, telling consecrated men and women everywhere: "I am counting on you 'to wake up the world', since the distinctive sign of consecrated life is prophecy... Religious follow the Lord in a special way, in a prophetic way. This is the priority that is needed right now: to be prophets who witness to how Jesus lived on this earth… a religious must never abandon prophecy."

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Priestly Ordinations 2015

Priestly Ordinations 2015

The Archdiocese of San Antonio gives thanks to God for our three new priests. Ordained for the service of the Church of San Antonio on May 16, 2015.

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Hear the Spirit Calling

There are many terms which are used when speaking of vocations to priesthood or religious life: “Hear the Call,” “God is calling,” The Spirit is calling,” are just a few. But how does one “hear" in a world that is wired for sound. Many men and women of the bible were called by God not by a loud voice, but in the stillness of their heart. Hearing God’s voice in the midst of many other voices and the busyness of everyday life can be a challenge. It is always our hope at the vocation office to help men and women who feel called, to guide them in the direction that will lead to a place of stillness where they can hear the whisper of God’s call in their life: “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).

How then, does one begin to be still? ...

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