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Holy Orders

The Sacrament of Holy Orders

Our Lord calls some men to share in his priestly service and anoints them with the Sacrament of Holy Orders. If God has placed in your heart a desire for priesthood or religious life, do not take this lightly! Carefully examine where it is coming from and what it could mean. If you experience a calling to Priesthood, Religious Life, or Permanent Diaconate, seek out guidance and support so that you will be able to generously follow Our Lord.

Click the link for more information and resources on the Hamilton Diocese website to guide your next steps in this discernment process.

Religious Vocation for Women

Our Lord calls some women to follow him as a religious nun or sister. This beautiful vocation leads to a deep spiritual union with Our Lord as a young woman on the day of her final profession becomes a 'bride of Christ'. All women who sense that God may be calling them to love Him and serve Him in this way should seek out guidance and spiritual direction.

Click the link for more information on Consecrated Life & Religious Communities of Women who serve the Hamilton Diocese.

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