On the Feast of the Holy Family

I have been struck, in the weeks since Christmas, about how often the life of the Holy Family is the subject of the Church’s attention at this time. It’s logical, given that we have just celebrated that rather incredible event of the birth of the second Person of the Godhead into a human family. This […]

NEWSLETTER FALL 2020: ONE THING NECESSARY…YET ONE THING WANTING

Father Brent A. Bowen, O.P.

A good many years ago, soon after I converted to Catholicism, I began the practice of saying grace for the day ahead, thanking God for those things given to me which would make the day better.  It started with the recognition of what a gift Faith was. A little while into this practice, it occurred […]

Sister Raphaelle Marie

Sister Raphaelle Marie

“Even in moments of suffering, God gives the grace and there is a deep, abiding joy.”

Catholic organization pays off student loan debt for those entering religious life

Published in The College FixMaria Lencki – Franciscan University of SteubenvilleNovember 10, 2020 ‘The world needs these heroic young men and women’ The Fund for Vocations, a Catholic charitable organization, helps men and women respond to God’s call to religious life by paying off student loan debt that prevents them from entering the seminary or […]

Compass Catholic Ministries Podcast – Father Brent Bowen

Money Stories: The Effect of Student Loan Debt on Vocations with Father Brent Bowen Father Brent Bowen finished his undergraduate studies and promptly started his master’s degree. It was at that time that he realized his calling to become a priest. At that point, he had six figure student loan debt. His story shows how […]

Compass Catholic Ministries Podcast – Sister Ignatia Henneberry

Money Stories: The Effect of Student Loan Debt on Vocations with Sister Ignatia Henneberry Sister Ignatia Henneberry, with the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, had student loan debt when she started discerning religious life. She had faith that her debt would not be a barrier. Due to the generosity of others, including her […]

Compass Catholic Ministries Podcast – Anne Folan, Part 2

Money Stories: The Effect of Student Loan Debt on Vocations with Anne Folan, Part 2 In the last episode of Money Stories, Anne Folan spoke about the toll student loan debt is taking on vocations. In this episode, Anne is back to discuss what the Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations is doing to help this […]

Compass Catholic Ministries Podcast – Anne Folan, Part 1

Money Stories: The Effect of Student Loan Debt on Vocations with Anne Folan, Part 1 In this episode of Money Stories, Anne Folan discusses the toll student loan debt is taking on vocations. Anne is a member of the board of directors of the Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations, a nonprofit Catholic organization that makes […]