Vocations & Seminarians, Clergy & Diaconate

Vocational Witness

Ed Burke, a young adult from the Kenai, said yes to God’s call: “My time in seminary has been blessed with tons of opportunities to share the love and hope of Jesus with people. Teaching faith formation to elementary school kids, leading small groups in campus ministry, making friends with the homeless, and praying and offering help outside of abortion clinics are all ways that I’ve been able to touch people’s lives and hopefully let them encounter Christ.”

Madison Hayes, an airman most recently stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, also said yes to Christ: “There is no authentic Christianity without an authentic conversion of heart. This is made manifest by deeds, by taking up my cross daily in acts of faith, hope, and charity. Throughout my time in seminary formation, I have been able to dedicate these years to allowing God to fashion me into a more authentic Christian for His Kingdom.”

We are all called to be saints, no matter our vocation.

Are you called to serve God through the priesthood or religious life? If not, how are you pursuing sainthood through your everyday life? How do you support others in their “Yes?”

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