St. Isaac Jogues

St. Isaac Jogues

When people think of strength, of manliness, of courage, how likely is it that they think of the example of a saint? Holiness and virtue are frequently maligned by common opinion, but that certainly doesn’t mean that a saint is weak, or ignorant, or that he has...
God equips those he calls

God equips those he calls

“Without question, I have spent more time helping Carla than any other person during my priesthood,” says Fr. Joe Hirsch, a priest from Wisconsin. “I remember the first time I saw her. I was working as a high school chaplain, and saw a timid 14-year-old girl nearly...
What will you do with your life?

What will you do with your life?

As part of discerning your vocation, meditate on this powerful passage from British archbishop Maurice Couve de Murville.  If you are wondering what to do with your life,if you feel you want to do something really great with it, if you don’t want to fall into a...
Total abandonment

Total abandonment

The way to perfect happiness is by giving up the pursuit of happiness. While this is not the conventional wisdom of the world, it is a staple of Christian spirituality. Ask most people you meet what makes them really happy and you’ll probably get answers like...
Check your baggage

Check your baggage

“You can forget the past, but it will never forget you.” When discerning your vocation, it’s essential to deal with wounds from your past that may be keeping you from moving toward God’s will for your life. Past events can be damaging even...
Undecided is not a vocation

Undecided is not a vocation

Nobody is called to do nothing with his life! God calls everyone to a specific vocation. And while discerning your vocation takes time, and can often be difficult, rest assured that God is not calling anyone to perpetual indecision. It might be easy to confuse the...
Priest and Hero—Fr. Vincent Capodanno

Priest and Hero—Fr. Vincent Capodanno

In 1966, when the bloody Vietnam War was raging, Fr. Vincent Capodanno volunteered for service as a United States Navy Chaplain serving with the U.S. Marines. His mission was to minister to soldiers on the battlefront—an assignment that cost him his life. Born on...