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You might think that two brothers who ended up studying for the priesthood in the same seminary at the same time would have a lot in common.

St. Augustine's class of 2017 ready to join priesthood

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Eleven graduates from Toronto’s St. Augustine’s Seminary were introduced at this year’s Ordinandi Dinner, including the Alemão brothers (read their story here). Here are profiles of the others to be ordained this spring.

Faith Connections fills the youth ministry gap

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Young adults ministry can be difficult to facilitate, but Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara says this is precisely why this ministry is essential.

Better late than never for the religious life

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It is never too late to answer God’s call to religious life.

Healing power comes in many forms

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A Catholic deacon’s ministry is usually found in one of three areas: hospitals, missions and prisons. For me, the blessing is to minister to the sick, their families and caregivers at a major hospital.

For Jesuits, love is where the conversation begins

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If discerning a vocation was simply a more holy version of making career choices there would be no need to talk about love. But for Jesuits, the conversation about a vocation is always a conversation about love.

It’s a team effort to build and run a parish care ministry

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REGINA – No one is quite sure when it all began, but Christ the King Parish in Regina has developed and sustained a highly organized, well-trained ministry that involves 60 people who provide lay ministry services and visiting to about 260 sick and elderly people.

Sister puts prisoners on a path back to society

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MONTREAL – Sr. Phyllis Douillard admits she had reservations when she retired from teaching to work with prisoners.

At Southdown, religious learn to take care of themselves before taking care of others

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When residents first enter the Southdown Institute in the small township of East Gwillimbury, Ont., north of Toronto, they are usually lethargic and depressed. They are religious or clergy who have been sent there by the leaders of their diocese or their community, to be treated for addictions and mental health issues.

For 25 years, FCJ Refugee has been a place where refugees can call home

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TORONTO – When Elizabeth Carrillo was five, she arrived in Canada with her mother, at the time pregnant with her son Brian. The FCJ Refugee Centre literally became the family’s home.

A journey of faith from Vietnam's labour camps to Canada

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VANCOUVER – How far will a man go to follow his dreams? For Fr. Joseph Thoai Le, labour camps, imprisonment and perils at sea could not block his destiny to become a priest.

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