The Created & Called podcast, brought to you by the Vocation Office of the Diocese of Cleveland, seeks to encourage a culture of vocations through the sharing of stories. Learn more about the joys and struggles of the journey to priesthood, consecrated religious life, marriage, diaconate, and single life from those who have lived it!
Moments of Vulnerability_Meet Maggie and Art Klatt
"We were really missing a deep prayer life between us…an avenue that we could share our hearts with one another. It’s about creating those moments of vulnerability for us. Our prayer is a lot of times where we’re able to find that." Learn how Maggie and Art, through deepening their own relationships with the Lord, created moments of vulnerability and growth for their marriage.
Book Reference - Forty Weeks: An Ignatian Path to Christ with Sacred Story Prayer
The Journey is Beautiful_ Meet Sr. Tonia of the Heart of Jesus, HMSS
"God just wants to love us...In letting Him love you He leads you and the journey is beautiful." The journey isn't always easy but there is always beauty because God is there. Meet Sr. Tonia of the Heart of Jesus a member of the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and hear more about her journey.
Check out the Mercedarian Sisters here: https://mercedariansisters.org/
Wrestling With God_Meet Fr. Max Cole
After wrestling all night with God Jacob says "I will not let you go until you bless me." Fr. Max shares how he wrestled with God in his own life and how his vocation is the blessing that came from that wrestling. The joy and passion that Fr. Max has for his vocation and relationship with God can't help but encourage and inspire!
The Church Speaking_Meet Deacon Dan Galla
The Church speaks in so many ways. You'll hear from many deacons, priests, and consecrated religious that the Church, through the Body of Christ, was bold in speaking to and encouraging them, told them the goodness they saw in them, and planted the thought of a vocation in their hearts. Meet Deacon Dan Galla and learn how the Church has spoken in his life.
Family and Friendship_Meet Arthur Bodenschatz
The importance of supportive family and friends in the life of a discerner cannot be overstated. Today we meet Arthur Bodenschatz, a seminarian for the Diocese of Youngstown studying at Borromeo Seminary in Cleveland, who shares with us the role this community plays in his vocational discernment.
Something Will Change_Meet Sr. Mary McCormick
So many people hesitate taking the first step of discernment because they fear change, because they fear giving up control. This is why this first step often takes so much courage. Listen as Sr. Mary McCormick shares her realization that something would change as she took her first discernment step.
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