Category: Profiles in Service

Profiles in Service: Deacon Bruce Scott

“PRAYER IS OUR CONSENT TO GOD’S PRESENCE IN US.” Q. How did you discover your vocation? A. My pursuit of my vocation to the diaconate began in 2014 when I received a letter saying a deacon class was scheduled, and I was suggested as a possible candidate. I laughed and...

Profiles: Deacon Dennis Lambert

“I receive more than I…will ever be able to give.” Q. How did you discover your vocation? A. For as long as I can remember, I felt that God was calling me to service within the Church. At age twenty-two I responded to the vocation of marriage by marrying Debbie,...

Deacon William “Billy” Chen

Christ “frees us from the prison of our shame” Q. How did you discover your vocation? A. How did a young boy born to Buddhist parents on the island of Borneo end up being a Catholic deacon for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston? This is the story of how God showed...

Deacon Gary Thomas Levy

We can’t tell God “not yet” forever Q. How did you discover your vocation? A. Growing up in a strong Catholic family, I was blessed to have my childhood filled with sharing in the lives of many priests, brothers, and nuns. They were frequent guests in our home, so experiencing...

Profiles in Service: Deacon Jerry Stoverink

Exemplifying God’s goodness   Q. How did you discover your vocation? A. My father was diagnosed with cancer in January 1983. Toward the end of his life, in 1984 when he could no longer attend Mass, his pastor was called and my father asked for holy Communion to be brought...

Deacon Ralph Torrelli: Focused on Evangelization

Q. How did you discover your vocation?  A. My parents were loving, caring, hard-working, and honest people who made sure my twin sisters and I were baptized and confirmed in the Church. But they were Catholic in name only, as they did not attend Mass or pray at home. So,...

Profiles in Service: Sr. Mary Patricia Quinn, CSJ

In all…things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us. Romans 8:37 Q. How did you discover your vocation? A. Upon reflection, I realize that discovery is an ongoing process. Even at seventy-nine years of age and sixty-two years as a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ), I am still...

Sr. Joan Ridley, OSB

Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will...

Sr. Bridget Haase, OSU

Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10 Q. Sister, how did you discover your vocation? A. In 1959, in order to graduate from...

Sr. Joan Schaefer, SSND

For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—[says] the Lord— plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope. When you call me, and come and pray to me, I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:11–12 Q. Sister,...

Sr. Paula Schmidt, OSSR

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. John 3:16 Q. Sister, how did you discover your vocation? A. When I was a small child, after meeting some of my cousins...

Sr. Rosa Rauth, OP

I rejoiced when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” For the sake of my brothers and friends I say, “Peace be with you.” For the sake of the house of the Lord, our God, I pray for your good. Psalm 122:1, 8–9 Name:...

Sr. Dianne Bergant, CSA

“You shall be my people and I will be your God.” Ezekiel 36:28 Liguorian continues its tradition, begun in 2020, of publishing profiles of people who have served in ministry most of their lives. In 2021, the subjects will be women religious. A title will spotlight a favorite Bible passage...