Hearing the Lord’s call to the priesthood, religious and lay life

Join us in praying for 35 local men studying for priesthood

Those seminarians studying for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Detroit pose for a picture with Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron during a summer retreat and seminar at the Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center in Bloomfield Hills. This year, there are 35 local men studying at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, St. John XXIII Seminary.--Courtesy of Office of Priestly Vocations

Detroit — As has been our custom for many years, The Michigan Catholic is publishing this special edition to coincide with National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 1-7, a week set aside by the U.S. bishops to pray for increased vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life. During this week, The Michigan Catholic especially urges…

Cloister-phobic? Not these Dominican nuns

Dominican Sisters Anne Mary and Mary Martin, right, are the foundresses of Our Lady of Mount Thabor Monastery in Ortonville, a small rural community in northern Oakland County.Michelle Samartino | Special to The Michigan Catholic

Michelle Samartino | Special to The Michigan Catholic With joyful simplicity, rural Ortonville community stays in touch with the world through social media Ortonville — Walk through the front door at Our Lady of Mount Thabor Monastery in Ortonville, and you’ll be met with bright smiles from the Dominican nuns who’ll immediately come to greet you.…

A contemplative ministry is founded

Ortonville — In 1968, Dominican Sisters Mary Martin and Anne Mary, formerly of the Monastery of Union City, N.J., began a monastic life within the Dominican tradition in a small house in Detroit. They chose the Transfiguration on Mount Thabor as their symbol to represent an age of technology that would harmonize the old and…