Showing posts with label Vocation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vocation. Show all posts

Monday, August 16, 2010

It Was the Rosary: Mainz Priest Talks About Vocation

The mixed marriage of parents of the well-known Mainz Priest, Father Hendrick Jolie, produced an alienation from religion in his family. But suddenly, everything changed and nothing was the same as it was.

[] I was not "unpious" as a young person, explained the well-known Mainz Priest, Father Hendrick Jolie, in an interview today with the Linz site ''.

The clergyman came from a mixed marriage. "It created a kind of distance from the Church," according to him.

Then suddenly came the change: "the transformation of my Father's conversion in the 80s had deeply influenced me."

The future priest started to pose new questions: "how can a man, who is the business manager of a large convenience store chain standing in the middle of the profane world, suddenly become so pious? Why did he pray the rosary and go to Holy Mass [sic] so often?"

The example of the Father spurred the son: "I began in any case, to regularly pray the Rosary."

Because of that the life of the future Priest changed in a few months "fundamentally":

"I gave up my original career plans and entered the seminary in 1985."

Fr. Jolie didn't have a doubt: "Today I am absolutely sure, that I have the Rosary to thank for my vocation."

Read original, here...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The New Benedictines of Norcia

The New Benedictines of Norcia are restablishing a Monastic presence which has been absent for some time now. Founded in Rome in 1998, they reestablished themselves in the home of St. Benedict in Norcia in 2000. They have about ten men presently under the leadership of Massachusets born, Father Cassian. Most are Americans but they are hoping and praying for their first Italian vocation.

They only celebrate the Old Rite and live a very austere life. For more information and interest in vocations, contact:

By Mail Monastero di San Benedetto Via Reguardati, 22 06046 Norcia (PG) Italy
Tel: 39 0743 817125
Fax: 39 0743 828425

Please send all personal coorespondence directly to the monastery.
United States Foundation Address: SEDES SAPIENTIAE FOUNDATION 511 Kearsarge Mountain Road Warner, New Hampshire 03278 Telephone: (845) 633-2819