Vocations

Total 28 Posts

African-American Josephite seminarian receiving ministry of lector December 17th, Congolese being ordained transitional deacon

An African-American seminarian will soon make his next step toward religious brotherhood with the Josephites—the only religious society dedicated to serving the Black community.

A lost Black bishop, the first African-American ordinary abroad

In most lists of African-American Catholic bishops, one Louisiana man is conspicuously missing, despite his Acadiana upbringing. Today, we tell his story.

Former MLB player Darrell Miller Sr.—brother of Reggie and Cheryl—ordained first Black permanent deacon in Orange County

A former MLB slugger and convert has made Black Catholic history in SoCal on a number of fronts.

Frt. Carl Gales, SVD, to be ordained to transitional diaconate Saturday, 10/17

An African-American seminarian from Phoenix will be ordained a transitional deacon tomorrow in Chicago, the latest stop in his providential journey to the priesthood.

Reflection: 21st-century vocation and mission from the perspective of a Black religious brother

A Black Dominican brother in New Orleans explains his ministry, vocation story, and why God is still calling men to religious brotherhood.

Frt. Carl Gales, SVD nears ordination, professing final vows Saturday

An African-American seminarian with the Society of the Divine Word is taking perpetual vows on Saturday, signaling a soon-coming ordination to the priesthood.

Mother Mary Lange school in Baltimore set for grand opening on Friday

The newest Catholic school building in Baltimore in almost six decades is scheduled for a blessing ceremony and ribbon-cutting on Friday morning.
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