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Vocations Vocations

Vocation to priesthood a personal experience

In National Vocations Awareness Week, Archbishop Philip Wilson talks about his calling to the priesthood as a young child and his journey to becoming a priest. He also discusses the support offered by the archdiocese for those thinking about the priesthood or Religious life.

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Stepping up to the challenge

Chances are that if you meet Fr Jeevan Gabriel smm he will be wearing comfortable shoes. Old habits die hard for the Indian priest who for four years walked thousands of kilometres through the mountains of his homeland serving the people of the Shanthi Nagar Tribal Mission.


Healing ministry for Michelle

Combining a medical career with a religious vocation might sound daunting but Michelle Goh says both are helping her to “be the best person that God has made me to be”.


Mary chooses the riches of religious life

At 21 years of age, Mary Ryan appeared to have the world at her feet. She had a great job with good future prospects and was well paid – bringing home more than twice that of her father. But despite her “success”, something was missing in her life.


Boyhood wish comes true for Fr John

From an early age Brisbane-born John O’Doherty OMI was attracted to the life of a missionary but it wasn’t until he was in his mid-20s and embarking on a career in the insurance industry in country New South Wales that he decided to do something about it.