Each Paulist’s path to the priesthood is as unique as the man himself. Some enter the seminary directly from high school, while others have established careers before they answer the call to serve the church. The vocation journeys of Paulist priests range from touching to inspirational to awe-inspiring. Learn more about the continuing journeys of our priests.

For more information on the Paulist Fathers formation program click here.

Diocese of Grand Rapids Priestly Vocations

Every Christian has a vocation, a calling from God to live his or her life in a certain manner. Some are called to the vocation of marriage, some to consecrated life, and others to the priesthood and/or religious life. The call to priesthood is an invitation to take part more fully in the life and ministry of Jesus. This call is discovered in a variety of ways, including prayer, participation in the life of the Church, and involvement with the People of God. All of these are important. While there’s no one right or wrong way to proceed, if you believe you are being called to the priesthood take the time to consider what God is asking of you.
To learn more about priestly vocations in the Diocese of Grand Rapids click here.

Dominican Sisters Religious Life

Religious life is a vocation to live the Gospel values in a deliberate way. It is God’s invitation to deep friendship and loving service to others. Consecrated life gives witness to the life of Jesus through vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. (A message from Pope Francis). Dominican Sisters in the United States are a diverse, vibrant and colorful mosaic of the Church. Their mission to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ is carried out in countless ways. The Gospel is brought to life through their teaching, care for the poor, advocacy for justice, their art and music, care of creation, spiritual enrichment ministries, housing advocacy, and much more  To learn more about Dominican Sisters (local) click here for Dominican Sisters Vocations (national) click here or about Dominican Associates click here.
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Franciscan Sisters Vocations

Formation in religious life is a life-long process during which the person grows into who she is called to be as a vowed, consecrated woman. The initial phases of this process, leading up to perpetual vows, are a special time of learning about religious life, the Church, Franciscan spirituality and a time of discovery and integration of one’s personal gifts, limitations and relational qualities into the life and call to holiness of the Community of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist. The time of initial formation is focused on growing as persons – spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, professionally and socially in order that the Sister be all she can be for the Church.
To learn more go to Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist  (national) or Franciscan Life Process Center (West Michigan).

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