Discalced Carmelites OCD

Category: Vocations.

Guardian Angels Parish St. Edmund’s Parish Carmelite spirituality is characterised by an intense thirst for an immediate and direct experience of God. Reduced to its most fundamental expression, Carmelite spirituality is centred on prayer, understood as loving friendship with God, and contemplation as the free gift of God. Hence, Carmelite spirituality is focused on attention to one’s relationship with Jesus. This is expressed in various ways in the major sources of Carmelite... Read More

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Congregation of St John the Baptist CSJB

Category: Vocations.

Congregation of St. John the Baptist (CSJB)

St. Francis Xavier Parish
St. Matthew's Parish, Surrey

For more information contact:

St. Francis Xavier Parish
428 Great Northern Way
Vancouver BC V5T 4S5
Phone: 604 254 2727
Fax: 604 254 7557

St. Matthew''s Parish, Surrey
16079 - 88th Ave.
Surrey BC V4N 1G3
Phone: 604 589 2448
Fax: 604 589... Read More

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Heralds of Good News HGN

Category: Vocations.

The Apostolic Society of Heralds of Good News (HGN)

“Heralds of Good News” (HGN) is a Clerical Missionary Society of Apostolic Life of Diocesan Right, whose principal seat is established in the diocese of Eluru in India, was founded by Rev Fr Jose Kaimlett on October 14, 1984. It was erected as of diocesan right on May 5, 1991 and being recognized as of Pontifical right on May 5, 1999. The priests do not take vows, but only give promise, since the Society is... Read More

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Archbishop Exners Curriculum Vitae

Category: Vocations.

Curriculum Vitae

Archbishop Exner, OMI


Motto: "To Serve As He Served"
Birth: December 24, 1928 - Killaly, Saskatchewan
Priestly Ordination
: July 7, 1957 - Roviano, Rome, Italy
Episcopal Consecration
: March 12, 1974

ROLES AS BISHOP
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Testimonies: Fr. Thomas Nicholson

Category: Vocations.

Testimonies: Fr. Thomas Nicholson

What made you become a priest?


by Father Thomas Nicholson

It is hard to believe that on May 19, 2002 I will have been a priest for 35 years. I like to tell Bishop Monroe, that among the very many reasons why he was made a Monsignor, and I was not, is the reason I was ordained the night before he was. Ask him, he knows the answer!

I turned 67 on May 8 of this year. Perhaps it is... Read More

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Testimonies: Fr. Raniero Alessandrini, CS

Category: Vocations.

Testimonies: Fr. Raniero Alessandrini, CS

Would you go?


by Father Raniero Alessandrini, CS
- Missionary of St. Charles (Scalabrinians)

Rome is my hometown. I was born there sixty-seven years ago. I grew up in a city that sees in its streets churches and ancient ruins of the past, pilgrims and tourists from all corners of the world. Since my childhood I was exposed to different expressions of cultures and races. This... Read More

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Testimonies: Fr. Joseph Park, OSB

Category: Vocations.

Testimonies: Fr. Joseph Park, OSB

I gave up a family, yet I have a larger family


by Father Joseph Park, OSB

To me, my fiancée was the perfect woman, a nice girl I had met at my Parish. I had hoped to find a good Catholic to marry, and she was that person. After our engagement we made our plans, attended Catholic engagement classes, and of course sent the wedding invitations, ordered the flowers, the cake, the tuxedos,... Read More

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Testimonies: Fr. Harry Rasmussen, SDB

Category: Vocations.

Testimonies: Fr. Harry Rasmussen, SDB

I have found lots of joy in being available to do God’s work wherever he has called me


by Father Harry Rasmussen, SDB

I am a Catholic priest and a member of a community of brothers and priests called the Salesians of Don Bosco. I grew up in the capital city of the state of Minnesota: St. Paul. I graduated from a Catholic elementary school there and from a Catholic high school run by... Read More

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Testimonies: Fr. Douglas Pankhurst, CSsR

Category: Vocations.

Testimonies: Fr. Douglas Pankhurst, CSsR

I knew exactly what I had to do


by Father Douglas Pankhurst, CSsR

I was born in Vancouver in 1915 of a Catholic mother and a non-Catholic father, and baptized in St. Patrick’s. In 1923 we were living in Kitsilano and became part of the new parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help which was then cut off from St. Augustine’s.I well remember the first Redemptorists and the first church... Read More

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Testimonies: Father Don Larson

Category: Vocations.

Testimonies: Fr. Don Larson

My vocation was inspired by my mother


by Father Don Larson

When I was growing up I didn’t know any Catholics. Most of my friends were non-religious and my family was Baptist. Fortunately, however, my Mother was a sincere and hard-working church-goer and gave me an excellent example of Christian commitment. Indeed it is probably because of Mother that I am a Catholic priest today. Sincere... Read More

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