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Discerning, a Vocations Blog

What are the signs of a vocation to the priesthood?

by Father Steven Huber, CSB “How do I know if I am being called to priesthood or religious life?” This question is very common among discerners. The answer to this […]

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How do we live the vow of chastity?

by Father Kevin Mannara, CSB Religious life involves living out our baptism in a more intentional and publicly prophetic way. That is why we take vows, including one to be […]

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What does the vow of obedience mean?

by Father Steven Huber, CSB When a person is discerning religious life, these questions naturally come to mind. After all, when we hear the word “obedience,” it does have a […]

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Why do priests take vows?

by Father Eduardo Rivera, CSB Before we can answer the question above, we first must know that all priests make promises, but only some priests take vows. Are you surprised? […]

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Father Steven Huber, CSB celebrates his first Mass

How do I become a priest?

by Father Steven Huber, CSB It seems that when a person is discerning the priesthood, one of the most common questions that is asked is “how long does it take […]

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Father Gazin, CSB lays his hands on newly ordained Father Huber, CSB to symbolize that they he will share in the Order of Priesthood.

What is the difference between a Religious Priest and a Diocesan Priest?

by Father Steven Huber, CSB This is a question that often gets asked by young men who are discerning a vocation- and rightly so! After all, don’t all priests celebrate […]

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Priestly Ordination of Father Mannara

What is a vocation?

By Father Kevin Mannara, CSB You formed my inmost being; You knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise You, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works! My […]

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Litany of Supplication at Father Mannara's, CSB priestly ordination

How do you discern a vocation to religious life?

By Father Kevin Mannara, CSB Speak Lord, for Your servant is listening. 1 Samuel 3:10 When I was a boy, I said to my grandmother that I thought I might […]

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Father Rivera, CSB offers his first priestly blessings to the Bishop and the congregation

How did you know you were being called to the priesthood?

By Fr. Eduardo Rivera, CSB “Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. He first found his own brother Simon and […]

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Newly Ordained Father Kevin Mannara

Recommended reading

By Father Kevin Mannara, CSB There is a multitude of sources to turn to. A good spiritual director or mentor should be able to make many recommendations. Here is a […]

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Father Mannara lays his hands on newly ordained Father Rivera

How do I choose a religious order?

By Fr. Eduardo Rivera, CSB “Thomas said to him, ‘Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I am […]

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LITANY OF SUPPLICATION at Father Eduardo Rivera's ordination

How do I find a spiritual director?

by Father Eduardo Rivera, CSB “But you, man of God, avoid all this. Instead, pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Compete well for the faith. Lay hold of […]

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