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The many faces of vocations

Published: July 11, 2009   

Click on a headline below to read selected stories from the special 2009 Vocations section which appeared in the July 11 issue of Arkansas Catholic.

  • Two men 'journey together to the priesthood'
    After going to school together and sharing summer assignments for almost six years, Eddie D'Almeida and James Melnick will be ordained to the priesthood together at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock July 11. Both have more schools to complete.

  • Following in the footsteps of St. Vincent de Paul
    Two very different paths have taken two men on journey that has brought them to Arkansas and presently includes working with the Hispanic population in the Diocese of Little Rock.

  • ‘How do I know if God is calling me to a religious vocation? What do I do next?’
    Answers to these questions from vocation directors around the diocese.

  • After divorce, sister heard calling while teaching religion
    Moses heard God speak through a burning bush. Sister Cecelia Brickell, OSB, heard him speak through the voice of a teenage boy in her religious education class at St. Mary Church in Helena in 1995.

  • New house of formation in Little Rock fosters ‘brotherhood’
    The Diocese of Little Rock has opened a house of formation for seminarians who are studying or working in Little Rock.

  • Vocations come from courage, trust in God
    Two months ago, two young men at Catholic High publicly committed to entering the seminary, and another young man did so at the state CYM convention. It was hard to be sure how their classmates would react. It was an unknown factor. (Msgr. Scott Friend)

  • Vocations on the Web
    More and more religious orders are reaching out to Catholics throughout the Internet to promote their order and recruit new vocations.

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