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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Testimonies: Deacon Derrick Cameron

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Testimonies: Deacon Derrick Cameron

Simplicity lifestyle of Fijian people inspired me


by Deacon Derrick Cameron

I was born on April 25, 1970 in Burnaby. My parents broke up before I entered Grade One, and my mother moved to Australia when I was in Grade Four. I lived with my father, a single parent, who sent me to Corpus Christi Elementary School. In 1988, I graduated from Notre Dame Secondary School in Vancouver. After... Read More

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Testimonies: Father Bruce-John Hamilton

Category: Vocations.

Testimonies: Father Bruce-John Hamilton

Called from the basketball court to the altar


by Father Bruce-John Hamilton

I was born on November 14, 1959 in the city of Sudbury Ontario and raised 20 miles north in a small town of about 3,000 people called Capreol. I come from a family of five: four boys and one girl. In brief I would describe my upbringing as normal. My mother was Catholic and my father, Protestant. I attended... Read More

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Testimonies: Father William J. Walker, O.M.I.

Category: Vocations.

Testimonies: Fr. William J. Walker, O.M.I.

My Vocation Story


Father William J. Walker, O.M.I.

When I was in High School, I remember seeing a picture of a man standing in front of a donkey. In the picture he had: a full beard, dirty white shirt, baggy pants with a rope belt to hold them up, and dirty, scarred boots. The caption read: "Oblate Missionary brings Good News to people in Cambodia." "To Evangelize the Poor," was... Read More

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Sisters of the Child Jesus (S.E.J.)

Category: Vocations.

Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Vancouver

Our charism is to be a presence of love for the awakening and deepening of the faith. We live this out in our various ministries: teaching the faith through PREP, RCIA and RCIC; visiting the sick, the shut-in and those in prison; PRH,  counselling, spiritual direction, accompaniment and bereavement work; working at L’Arche and being present to our First Nations’ brothers and sisters. In docility to the Spirit of God... Read More

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Sisters of St Joseph of Toronto (C.S.J.)

Category: Vocations.

Vancouver

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto have been active in the Archdiocese of Vancouver since 1922 when a small group of sisters came to Vancouver at the invitation of Bishop Timothy Casey and Msgr. (then Father) Louis Forget to teach at St. Patrick's School. Over the years, the Sisters also taught at St. Andrew's School, Blessed Trinity (North Vancouver), St. Francis de Sales, St. Paul's (Richmond) and St. Mary's (Chilliwack). Further afield, the... Read More

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Srs of St Joseph of Peace CSJP

Category: Vocations.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace (C.S.J.P.)

Chilliwack (Western Province)


Who We Are
We are a community of diverse people-vowed women religious, women and men associates, and a widening circle of family, friends and co-workers striving to live the gospel of peace in its mission of justice. In the context of community, peace manifests itself in a spirit of love, friendship, joy and warm hospitality B among ourselves and... Read More

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