In follow-up to her last book, ‘Where do Priests Come From?’, (Which I reviewed here) Elizabeth Ficocelli and Bezalel Books releases the second book of a planned series of three: ‘Where do Sisters Come From?‘
This edition cotinues the clear writing, with very nice illustrations that makes a call to religious life seem as normal and part of life as any call. She explains the difference between a ‘nun’ and a ‘sister,’ including a helpful glossary in the back to help young readers understand the terms used throughout the short book. The difficulty in writing a book about women’s religious life is the myriad of options and possibilities that are out there. How does one compare an active community like the Religious Sisters of Mercy, who live in smaller communities and work with the poor, to Cloistered Dominicans, who never leave the monastery? Ms. Ficocelli weaves the common elements of every call to religious life together, while hinting at the differences and the unique elements of the particular call.
This book fits nicely into a good discernment tool for the youngest readers, helping to plant within them the potential for a call to religious life, a needed resource for anyone who works with pre-K, Kindergarten, and primary grades.
- Vocation Views: Year A 2016-17
- July Clergy Communications: Upcoming Events
- National Vocation Awareness Week Issues
- Vocation Views – Year C
- National Vocation Awareness Week: November 1-7, 2015
- Announcements (54)
- Call to Holiness (39)
- Celibacy (7)
- Culture of Vocations (64)
- Discernment (59)
- Holy Hour (8)
- Life (17)
- Liturgical Questions (1)
- Marriage (9)
- Priesthood (59)
- Q's from HS (10)
- Religious (54)
- resources (15)
- Saints (13)
- Scripture (8)
- Seminary (49)
- Spirituality (40)
- Uncategorized (15)
- Vocation Stories (26)
- Interview with Fr. Tim Fahey
- Interview with Fr. Alex McCullough
- Priesthood Ordination 2016 (Vocation Office version)
- College Seminary
This video features our young men who are in college seminary for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
- The Gift of the Priesthood: Parents of the Called
What do parents have to say about their sons call to the priesthood? We took the opportunity to interview a few wonderful parents to learn more about the call to become a Catholic priest and the transformation of their son.
- The Gift of the Priesthood
Filmed and produced by US Digital Partners for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on location at Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West.
- Vocation Stories: The Seminarians
This video featuring three seminarians was filmed on location at Mount St. Mary's of the West in Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Vocation Stories: Fr. Earl Fernandes
This video featuring Fr. Earl Fernandes was filmed on location at Mount St. Mary's of the West in Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Vocation Stories: Fr. Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh
This video featuring Fr. Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh was filmed on location at Mount St. Mary's of the West in Cincinnati, Ohio.
- The Man Behind the Collar: Three Priests
This video introduces three priests of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and gives the viewer an overview of what being a priest is all about.