It took witnessing a fatal car accident for Sister Brandi, then an atheist, to begin asking the big questions. As she grappled with the purpose of her life, she heard a clear call to join God in religious life. Thanks to the Fund for Vocations, which took over her student loan payments, Sister Brandi (now Sister Consolata) started her journey on the path into the heart of God. Donor generosity makes this possible—for hundreds of faithful young Catholic men and women.
Many young men and women are called to religious life but cannot enter formation because of student loan debt. The Catholic Church needs these vocations. So does the wider world—even if it doesn’t know it. The Fund for Vocations makes grants to young men and women who have already been accepted for religious formation and whose student loans are the last barrier to entry. This is where the generous lay faithful come in.
Interview with Anne Folan
Interview with Father Brent Bowen
If you are interested in applying for a grant please click on FOR GRANT APPLICANTS in tabs. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We truly appreciate your willingness to respond to God’s call and are here to assist individuals like you commit to a life of service to the Church.
For your reference, the application deadlines for grants are:
November 30 – April 30 – June 15 – July 30