The priesthood, then and now

Monsignor Owen Campion writes about the changes in religious vocations over the decades. Unlike in the past, new priests today face cultural conventions and have pursued careers and considered marriage. Anyone thinking about a vocation is curious about what works in others’

Find out how one diocese doubled vocations in 2 years

When people are impacted in their daily lives by strong examples of priests and religious faithfully living out their vocations, Bishop Earl K. Fernandes of Columbus believes that's when vocations to the priesthood and religious life flourish.

Bishop Fernandes, who spoke with OSV

What surefire paths lead to more priestly vocations?

Personal encouragement and Eucharistic adoration are crucial in fostering vocations to the priesthood, according to data from a newly released report.

On April 15, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University released the 2024 "Survey of Ordinands to the

From nun to expert midwife

On a cold day in January of 2000, Sister Joaquína Hernández Pereira rode in the back of a truck, laden with supplies and religious habits, into a rural town in the mountainous region of Oaxaca, Mexico. She had a near-impossible mission ahead

Making merciful love known wherever they go

Sister Karolyn Nunes has enjoyed every assignment she has received in her 19 years as a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George. Not because the assignments were the most glamorous or exciting moments, but because each

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