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Called to the Priesthood: A Different Seminary LifeMaureen Crowley Heil

When young Deogratias Ekisa felt a call to the priesthood in Uganda, he knew that his family would not be able to shoulder the burden of the education necessary to prepare him. He describes his upbringing ...

A Solomon's Choice Maureen Crowley Heil

Throughout the many (Arch)diocesan mission offices around the world, we often refer to ourselves as One Family in Mission. We feel strongly that, united by a common faith and desire to see that faith ...

Sister Pauline Fortin: Celebrating 65 years of 'Yes!' to ChristMaureen Crowley Heil

Growing up in Kingston, Rhode Island, Sister Pauline Fortin remembers being a sixth-grade student in what she called "Sunday School" when she first heard God speak to her heart. She felt him calling her ...

Do Not Fear, I Am With You! (Is 41:10) Maureen Crowley Heil

Sister Stan Therese Mumuni runs the Nazareth Home for God's Children in the Diocese of Yendi, Ghana. She currently cares for almost a hundred children, all with some level of physical or mental challenge. ...

Do You Miss Your Missionaries?Maureen Crowley Heil

With all the changes we've come to view as the "new normal" as practicing Catholics this summer, one may have slipped past us as we worry about Mass sign-ups, sanitizers, and facemasks. Many parishes ...

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them Maureen Crowley Heil

As we wrap up a very busy and productive month of promoting "Fatima", the Movie and raffling off a pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes in 2021, we were reminded of the importance of coming together as a ...

From Fatima to Waltham and back!Maureen Crowley Heil

These last few weeks have felt like "All Fatima! All the time!" for us here in the Mission Office! And what a delightful time it has been as we have drawn ever closer to the Blessed Mother by concentrating ...

Fatima Calling us to Hope and Peace Maureen Crowley Heil

In her July 13, 1917 apparition to three shepherd children at Fatima in Portugal, the Blessed Mother spoke of a message of prayer and hope. She told the children to "Continue to say the Rosary every day ...