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A focus on vocations to the priesthood - 2. The Priest and Vocations

A focus on vocations to the priesthood - 2. The Priest and Vocations

By Fr. Hien Nguyen It is always hard to promote vocations in a diocese and a Vocation Director seems to be the “lone ranger” who would receive no supports from his brother priests. For this reason it is important to involve ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood - The Church and Vocations - 1.5 Pastoral Formation

A focus on vocations to the priesthood - The Church and Vocations - 1.5 Pastoral Formation

By Fr. Hien Nguyen During the different breaks in a school year especially for theologian students, they can be placed in different parishes to be formed pastorally. “The parish should be given particular importance for it is a living cell of ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood - The Church and Vocations - Intellectual Formation

A focus on vocations to the priesthood - The Church and Vocations - Intellectual Formation

By Fr. Hien Nguyen More so than ever in this contemporary world, with the advancement of technology, the increase of modern spirituality, the growth of new age philosophy, the influence of sceptics, the prominent attitude of religious indifference, etc. force the ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood - The Church and Vocations - Imitate Mary

A focus on vocations to the priesthood - The Church and Vocations - Imitate Mary

By Fr. Hien Nguyen It is important for the candidates to reserve a special place in their hearts for the Blessed Virgin Mary. Each in his own way through the tradition of the Church should develop the devotion to Our Mother. ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood - The Church and Vocations - The Redemptive Sacrifice 

A focus on vocations to the priesthood - The Church and Vocations - The Redemptive Sacrifice 

By Fr. Hien Nguyen The Redemptive Sacrifice The candidates also need to centralize his life on the Eucharist as the “Summit and the Source” and by participating in this Paschal Mystery that they can express the aspect of brotherly communion. They need to foster the ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood - The Church and Vocations - Spiritual Formation

A focus on vocations to the priesthood - The Church and Vocations - Spiritual Formation

By Fr. Hien Nguyen 1.3 Spiritual Formation Spiritual formation is about falling in love with Jesus. It is a developing of the relationship with each of the Person of the Blessed Trinity and from this source of love reaches out and dispenses ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood - The Church and Vocations - The Initiative

A focus on vocations to the priesthood - The Church and Vocations - The Initiative

By Fr. Hien Nguyen

The Church and Vocations

1.2 Human Formation-continued from last week

Human formation also includes the knowing that a human person is “a reality divided within itself and attracted to progressive and regressive opposites, (virtues and sin, love ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood - The Church and Vocations - The Initiative

A focus on vocations to the priesthood - The Church and Vocations - The Initiative

By Fr. Hien Nguyen

The Church and Vocations

1.1 The Initiative

After more than a decade of having successfully written and published “the Basic Norms for Priestly Formation” by the recommendation of the First Synod of Bishops in 1967, there was ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood - Vocation Culture in the Diocesan Community - Why should men follow us

A focus on vocations to the priesthood - Vocation Culture in the Diocesan Community - Why should men follow us

By Fr. Hien Nguyen

3. Vocation Culture in the Diocesan Community

Why Should men follow us

We maintained that we can identify and share the blessings of being a priest as well as present a priestly identity to our people by ...

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A focus on vocations to the priesthood - Vocation Culture in the Diocesan Community - The Priests

A focus on vocations to the priesthood - Vocation Culture in the Diocesan Community - The Priests

By Fr. Hien 3. Vocation Culture in the Diocesan Community

3.4 The Priests

SUPPORT RECEIVED We find solace and support from one another particularly at clergy events within the Archdiocese. We cherish our friendships with other priests, so much so that the ...

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