Vocation Stories

Vocations Grow on Trees—Family Trees

On Monday August 21, 2017, while the nation was transfixed by the first total solar eclipse in 26 years, the Carrion brothers, Michael and Patrick, were busy celebrating 75 years of priesthood with clergy and religious from throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore. “We invited seven pairs of family members who are either priests or religious, […]

“Even I Could Make a Difference”

Getting to know priests when he was growing up helped Kevin Ewing discern his own vocation Kevin Ewing always knew he wanted to serve people, and growing up at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hydes, he had plenty of opportunities to get to know the priesthood on a very human level. Ultimately, this […]

From Princeton to the Priesthood

An eye on public service helps lead Fr. Harris to his vocation Fr. Raymond Harris, the third parish priest of African-American descent to be ordained in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, was an ambitious youngster who thought a lot about the future. As a sixth-grader, he first thought he would be a teacher. No, he’d become a […]

Priests With ‘Joy and Freedom’ Helped Lead Tyler Kline to Seminary

Sometimes, before you can take the first step to discerning the priesthood, there is a bumpy process with a lot of twists and turns that can take years. Tyler Kline on the other hand, helped in large part by his parents’ insistance that he attend Catholic Schools, took the first step a long time ago, […]

Conversion Sparks Desire for the Priesthood

The Vocation Story of Jeremy Smith Jeremy Smith seemed to have it all: a degree from a great university, the job of his dreams, and a woman he planned to marry. Not until things began to unravel in his life did he realize that he was missing the most important thing – God! Jeremy, 37, […]

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