Vocations 2012

Click on a headline below to read selected stories from the special 2012 Vocations section that appeared in the May 12 issue of Arkansas Catholic.

Counting the wealth that matters
Since Msgr. Scott Friend took over the vocations office in 2005 he has been pushing for the Diocese of Little Rock to adopt a vocations culture and the results are paying off.

New faces of the diocesan priesthood
For the first time the Diocese of Little Rock will host an ordination for three Hispanic men.

Manjarrez gave himself time to discover God’s call
Growing up in Guanajuato, Mexico, Juan Manjarrez had no plans for a vocation to the priesthood.

Goal: To be a ’good priest all around in all ministries’
Mauricio Carrasco hopes to use his experiences being born and raised in Mexico for 11 years and living in the United States for 16 years when he becomes a priest May 26.

Puello finds life’s meaning in Church and priesthood
Alejandro Puello took a leap of faith when he moved to the United States in May 2004 and Catholics in Arkansas are going to benefit from that decision.

Summers at orphanage lured Benedictine to new calling
Sister Delores Vincent Bauer, OSB’s call to the Benedictines at St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith began with a chance meeting between her aunt, a Dominican sister from St. Catherine’s, Ky., and Sister Danielle Wolf, OSB, who worked at St. Joseph Orphanage in North Little Rock.

A joyful life as a Benedictine monk: Brother Edward Fischesser
Brother Edward Fischesser, OSB was bent down scratching the dirt, tending to a flower bed when when a big truck slammed to a dusty halt outside the entrance to Subiaco Abbey.

Want more vocations? Nurture faith in home, parish for first 18 years
The Diocese of Little Rock has seen quite an increase in the number of seminarians over the last several years, and we will see four of them ordained to the priesthood this summer.

Events help with discerning a vocation

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