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Welcome to The Calling

“A vocation is a divine call by God to be in service to others, especially the most poor and abandoned; it is a journey, not an event. It is a path toward understanding one’s faith and relationship with God in light of the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul. This is the mission behind “The Vincentian Calling.” Through a series of biweekly blogs, Vincentian Seminarians, Priests and Brothers of the Congregation of the Mission will share stories that inform and inspire others to grow deeper in and better understand their spiritual walk to a life of service filled with community, charity, and authenticity.”

Others who shared The Calling

The Calling: Fr. Kevin Fausz, CM

In these three short videos, Western Province Vincentian Fr. Kevin Fausz, CM, discusses what makes a good Vincentian, what excites him about being a Vincentian, and what he would recommend to someone interested in discerning joining the Vincentians. Let us pray for our Vincentian Priests and Brothers, and all of those discerning the call to …

Fr. Erik Sanchez, CM

Watch this short video of Vincentian Fr. Erick Sanchez, CM, who talks about his experience as a newly ordained priest.

Fr. Scott Jakubowski, CM

Watch this short video of Vincentian Fr. Scott Jakubowski, CM, who talks about going from a volunteer to a Vincentian.

The Calling: Internal Seminary Interviews

Internal Seminarians Juan Carlos Perez and Vy Nguyen sat down with The Calling to talk about following St. Vincent

Fr. Luis Romero, CM

Fr. Luis Romero, CM, answers the question: “What does it mean to be a Vincentian?”

Br. Tony (Anthony) Wiedemer, C.M.

Br. Tony felt encouraged in his vocation and devotion after meeting the Vincentians.

Fr. John Freund, CM

Fr. John Freund, CM, outlines the Vincentian ideal of service without limits.

Fr. Astor Rodriguez, CM

Fr. Astor Rodriguez, CM, realizes what he has always known: The greatest treasure are the people.

Fr. Aidan Rooney, CM

Fr. Aidan Rooney, CM, tells the Vincentian narrative to audiences using modern-day messaging.

Fr. Sy Peterka, CM

Fr. Sy Peterka, CM, discusses keeping Jesus in the center of everything in this installment of The Calling.

Fr. Derek Swanson, CM

Fr. Derek Swanson, CM discusses his Vincentian ideals this installment of The Calling.

Fr. Joseph N. Namanda, CM

Fr. Joseph N. Namanda, CM discusses his journey of Faith in Kenya in this installment of The Calling.

Fr. Gary Mueller, CM

Fr. Gary Mueller, CM discusses his journey of Faith in Kenya in this installment of The Calling.

Fr. Roy Persich, CM

Fr. Roy Persich discusses his journey of Faith and Service in this installment of The Calling.

Fr. Thomas McKenna, CM

Fr. Thomas McKenna discusses his journey of Faith in this installment of The Calling.

Fr. Steve Trzecieski, CM

Fr. Steve Trzecieski discusses the transformative power of Faith in this installment of The Calling.

The Calling: Jose Alex Palacios

Jose Alex Palacios discusses his faith, history, and calling in this episode of The Calling.

The Calling: Wilbur Mejia

Wilbur Mejia discusses his faith, history, and calling in this episode of The Calling.

The Calling: Milton Lara

Milton Lara discusses his faith, history, and calling in this episode of The Calling.

The Calling: Ministering during COVID-19 – Noe Garcia

Noe Garcia discusses his faith, history, and calling in this episode of The Calling.