Michigan villages produce a mini-boom in priestly, religious vocations
Catholic World News - June 17, 2014
The New York Times looks at two tiny neighboring towns in Michigan, with a combined population of just over 2,000, which together have produced 44 vocations to the Catholic priesthood, and 80 women religious. Those figures count the two priests-- twins-- who were recently ordained, but not their brother, who is still in the seminary.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($24,637 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: feedback -
Jun. 18, 2014 11:10 AM ET USA
Do a "study", who are the priests in that town, and who is their bishop? What do they preach? What music do they play in the church? Is there an adoration chapel?
Posted by: Minnesota Mary -
Jun. 18, 2014 12:23 AM ET USA
My German ancestors came from Westphalia, Germany and settled around Dunkerton, Iowa. A lot of vocations came out of that little area as well. Thanks for a very interesting story.
Posted by: BobJ70777069 -
Jun. 17, 2014 6:12 PM ET USA
Quick! Find out who or what is causing it. If it's a who, put him in charge; if it's a what, make copies.