Almost There!

This week, my fellow Laboure Society aspirants and I began our third trimester in our fundraising term.  We now have fewer than 10 weeks to reach our goals.  As of Monday of this week, thanks to prayers and financial support, my class has raised over $100,000 for priestly and religious vocations!  Over $21,845 has been […]

Where Heaven and Earth Meet

The world around us is full of signs and wonders revealing glimpses of the eternal.  Sadly, most of us are too busy in this world to look deeper and see into those glimpses.  But there are some things in life that seem to catch hold of us, demand or attention, and we come face to […]

Vocation Crisis? Not What You Might Think…

Yesterday, a study was released by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) of Georgetown University titled, “Consideration of Priesthood and Religious Life Among Never-Married U.S. Catholics”.  A survey was taken of approximately 24,500,000 single Catholics in the U.S. on whether they had ever discerned a religious vocation and why or why not.  […]

St. Louis Bertrand: Lamp of the New World

Today, on the Dominican calendar is the memorial of St. Louis Bertrand.  Born in Valencia, Spain in 1526, he joined the Dominican Order at the age of 18.  Initially, he was not very good at preaching; however, by perseverance and grace through the intercession of another Spanish Dominican saint known for his fiery preaching, St. […]

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

Since the beginning of the Dominican Order, Dominicans have had a strong devotion to Our Lady and her Holy Rosary.  Tradition speaks of Our Lady giving the Rosary to St. Dominic as a way to convert sinners. To this day, Dominicans wear a Rosary at their hip, where a knight’s sword would typically be placed. […]

Our Holy Father Francis

Yesterday morning I arrived back at San Francisco, appropriately enough on his feast day.  And what a day it was!  I was invited to the Palo Alto Serra club meeting as a guest and representative of the current Laboure Society class – Cy Laurent was the guest speaker and what a privilege to share the […]