Amy Weaver

My name is Amy Weaver, and I have been accepted into postulancy with the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan. Currently I am completing my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling at Oklahoma State University. In my work as an intern counselor, I love being able to enter into the suffering of others […]

A Note from Executive Director Mary Radford

Dear Friends, When Paul tells us in Corinthians that we were “bought with a price,” he means the ultimate price that Jesus paid on the cross. In fact, life is priceless. No amount of mere money could ever save us or call us to God’s presence. How frustrating, then, that it’s money that keeps our […]

A Note from President Anne Folan

Dear Friends, When President Biden announced his student loan forgiveness plan, my first thought was “What does this mean for the Fund for Vocations?” The answer so far seems to be: “Probably not much.” Assuming the plan survives constitutional scrutiny and takes effect as written, it only applies to Federal loans. Most of our grant […]

Vocations Director Spotlight

Fr. Angelus Montgomery, CFR  Fr. Angelus is a Vocations Director with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. We asked him about his thoughts on the state of vocations in the Catholic Church today. The following are his words on our crisis and the need to help in any way we can, including by generously removing […]

Fund for Vocations Featured in Wall Street Journal

In an article entitled, “When Student Debt Stands in the Way of Religious Poverty,” The Wall Street Journal profiles students with religious vocations. Student loans held them back. But WSJ featured The Fund for Vocations as an option. The Fund allows young people to enter into formation as soon as God calls them. “The Virginia-based […]

Preserving the Faith in a Secular Culture

A decade ago, I was asked to speak to a chapter of the Serra Club on the topic of Preserving the Faith in a Secular Culture. What I said back then is still relevant, not surprisingly, and I share it now. (Serra Club, named for Fr. Junipero Serra, of California Missions fame, promotes vocations to […]

Sr. Kelsey Ann Shaver

On 8/11/20 Sr. Kelsey Ann Shaver, ASCJ renewed her temporary vows of poverty, chastity and obedience at Mount Sacred Heart Chapel in Hamden. These vows are renewed annually until Perpetual Profession. Apostles of the Sacred Heart Celebrate Vow Renewals, New Novice  – Diocese of Bridgeport ( Sr. Kelsey has a Physical Therapy Doctorate degree from […]

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 2018: Grant Recipients’ Milestones

February 19 Sr. Harriet entered the novitiate of Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey in Dubuque, IA. February 20 Sr. Vera entered the novitiate of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Miami, FL. (no photo available) April 28 Sr. Maria Vianney made her perpetual vows with the Dominican Sisters of […]

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