A Town Transformed by a Humble Priest

The story of St. John Vianney, as told by Madame Des Garrets (Excerpted from the Vocation Lessons curriculum) This is my country. It’s flat. It rains a lot. The soil doesn’t drain very well, so you will often see puddles everywhere. The rain also makes a lot of mist...

Teaming Up With OSV and NCDVD to Help Vocation Directors

This summer, every man who stands during the vocation call at each of the 16 Steubenville Youth Conferences across the country will receive a free copy of To Save a Thousand Souls by Fr. Brett Brannen. Thanks to a generous grant from Our Sunday Visitor, in...

"Thank you, Father!" – A Vocation Story

This vocation story was relayed to us from a priest who has spent much time in his priestly ministry promoting vocations: Dear Father, I know this is completely out of the blue, and I doubt you remember me or the event I’m about to share, and honestly I’m...

Heartbleed Vulnerability Fixed

You’ve probably heard in the news about the Heartbleed vulnerability bug in OpenSSL (the software which allows secure communications between a web browser and a web server, the same software which powers much of the world’s online webstore security.) We...

10 Reasons to Have a Stand-Alone Vocation Office Web Site

Vocation Directors know they need a strong web presence, but are often faced with a vexing decision: stay inside the frequently cluttered diocesan web site, or build a stand-alone site for the Vocation Office? We argue strongly for the latter, for ten good reasons: 1)...

Eight Great Insights: What I learned at NCDVD

Every fall, the diocesan vocation directors in the U.S. gather for their annual convention. Here are some of the highlights from last week. 1. “The biggest challenge to the secular, atheistic mentality is a happy priest.” As a group, Catholic priests are among the...