Join us in May for a daily Memorare Novena for Vocations!

Join us in praying a daily novena of 10 Memorare’s during the month of May!


We are hoping over 1000 people join us in prayer from our Columbus Diocese.

  • Recite 9 Memorares for an increase of vocations to religious life and the priesthood, or more specifically for one of the religious orders in our diocese. (See list below)
  • Recite the 10th Memorare in thanksgiving.
  • This is a novena that St. Mother Teresa of Culcutta prayed often in emergencies or in times of great need. (Known also as the “flying novena”)


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,

that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,

implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother;

to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,

but in thy mercy hear and answer me.


Women’s Religious

Albertine Sisters
Apostolic Sisters of St. John
Order of Brigitta (Bridgettine Sisters)
Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm
Children of Mary
Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Kilimanjaro
Daughters of Holy Mary of the Heart of Jesus
Daughters of Mary,, Help of Christians, Salesian sisters
Daughters of Mary, Mother of Mercy
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist
Dominican Sisters of Peace
Dominican Sisters, Immaculate Conception Province
Franciscan Sisters of Penance and Christian Charity
Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Franciscan Sisters T.O.R.
Leaven Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
Missionaries Sisters Servants of the Word
Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco
Sisters of Notre Dame
Sisters Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
The Little Servant Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
Men’s religious
Dominican Friars
Capuchin Friars
Fathers of Mercy
Mercedarian Friars
Missionary Servants of its Word
Precious Blood Fathers
Theatine Fathers


We were blessed by Fr. Frank Brown’s (St Brendan, Hilliard) vocation story at our Tuesday meeting at The Pontifical College Josephinum. Fr. Brown, like many young men, didn’t understand the meaning of a vocation/calling but after a breakup in college, he was lunged closer to God. The ups and downs in the years following college led him to do many things that often caused him to say to himself “Who does this?” Like walking 4 miles to and from daily mass. As he continued to long for more silence and less noise in his life, he was able to hear God more clearly. God was so gentle and patient with Fr. Brown as he discerned the calling for his life. Fr. Brown concluded his talk by sharing ‘I am at peace!’ Not only is he a parochial vicar at St. Brendan, but he also runs the Melchizedek and Avow groups, for young men and women discerning the call to Priesthood or Religious Life.

May God Bless Fr. Brown today and always! #Pray4priests

A special thanks to Sister Leonarda, O.P.

A special thanks to Sister Leonarda, O.P., for speaking at our North Columbus Serra Club meeting in February!

Dominican Sisters Immaculate Conception Providence
Sister shared such wisdom with us and we must share it with others!
-pray for courage for young people to seek out their vocations
-pray also for those helping young people discern their vocation
-spread awareness of vocations
-it starts in our own homes, without Holy families, we won’t have Holy Orders, no Holy Orders no sacraments
-encouraged others to join her Order for the Second Saturday mass at their convent on Livingston Ave.
Sister also recommends the following 3 books for young people discerning:
1. Discerning Religious Life by Sr Clare Matthias
2. Tuning In To God’s Call by Andrew Wisdom, OP & Christine Kiley, ASCJ
3. Come and Follow Me by Fr. Stefanick Mameluke, F.I.
Thank you, Sister Leonarda!

A Vocation is a Mystery!

A Vocation is a Mystery

Vocations are a mystery! Chuck and JoAnn Wilson inspired Serra Club of North Columbus members as they shared beautiful pieces of their faith journey and a few insights into how they raised a son who said ‘Yes’ to the call to Priesthood! Thank you, Wilson Family for ALL you do to bring others to the fullness of our faith!