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Francesca Franchina MS Ed. and Mary Pyper speak with Wayne Topp of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Vocation Office and Fr. Ed. Burns of the Wright State University Campus Ministry about their ministries working with youth and the upcoming Archdiocese of Cincinnati Vocations Holy Hour and why it is being held at various parishes throughout the Archdiocese on Wednesday November 5th from 7:00-8:00 PM. Fr. Ed and Wayne discuss the state of religious vocations for men and women, reasons for the increase and what is being done to encourage strong, positive vocations of all kinds including marriage, the single life and the common vocation of all: the vocation of Holiness and Evangelization.
Learn what the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the universal Church is doing to encourage vocations and what we all can do to encourage vocations. Fr. Ed discusses the range of campus ministry today and how college students explore their vocational call, honing in on the upcoming Year of Consecrated Life in 2015.

September 08, 2014 – Sr. Aurora Lopez-Ornelas, Director, Office for Vocations, Diocese of San Diego

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Sr. Aurora Lopez-Ornelas, director of vocations, and religious of the Sister Servants of the Blessed Sacrament. They discuss how to listen and hear God’s voice for discerning your vocation, spiritual motherhood, praying for priests and vocations, family prayer and the healing power of Eucharistic adoration. Sr. shares her vocation story and encourages young people to consider vocations to the priesthood or consecrated religious life.

February 19, 2014 – Fr. Michael Augustine Amabisco

Christine Watkins interviews Fr. Michael Augustine Amabisco, a Dominican priest and pastor with a keen sense of humor, who shares profound insight into how to discern God’s voice in day-to-day life and in callings such as one’s vocation and mission.

October 28, 2012 – Discerning the Elements of One’s Personal Vocation/ The Year of Faith and the New Evangelization

Discerning the Elements of One’s Personal Vocation/ The Year of Faith and the New Evangelization

September 9, 2012 – Does God Have a Plan for My Life?

In today’s show, Janis and Fr. Peter discuss in more detail the good news that God has a beautiful and unique plan for each person’s life. Discerning God’s plan is not only possible; it is an essential part of the Christian life. This discernment process is more than discovering and choosing one’s vocation. It is at the very heart of an ongoing, intimate personal relationship with Jesus. It’s about inviting Him into the many choices we face every day. And the more we enter into God’s plan for our lives, the more effective instruments we will be for the New Evangelization which the world so desperately needs at this critical juncture. Please join us next Sunday as we discuss the theme, “Will God’s Plan Make Me Happy”.

September 2, 2012 – Give God Permission: Introduction

Janis Clarke and Fr. Peter Ryan, SJ, introduce themselves and the new program, “Give God Permission.” Through their testimonies and reflections they unpack the meaning of the show’s title. They discuss discernment, responding to God’s will, and incorporating prayer into daily life. Janis sings Schubert’s Ave Maria and leads a decade of the Rosary, and Fr. Peter invites listeners to step out in faith and “Give God Permission” as this new adventure begins!

July 19, 2012 – Stephen Martin

Ken talks with Stephen Martin about The Messy Quest for Meaning – Five Catholic Practices for Finding Your Vocation. (Published by Sorin Books, an imprint of Ave Maria Press) Drawing on lessons learned from Catholic monks and saints as well as his own experience, Stephen Martin has crafted five unique practices to help Catholics and other seekers grapple with life’s truly important questions and discover their calling in the world. Stephen blogs at His book is available at

June 4, 2012 – Nancy and Patrick Latta

In this program, Kathie talks to Nancy and Patrick Latta about their conversion and move from a successful business in Canada to Medjugorje where they help to support, refresh, and foster vocations to religious life.

National Vocation Awareness Week

During the week of January 9-15, the Catholic Church is observing National Vocation Awareness Week. We invite you to join us in prayer for an increase in vocations to the religious life and the priesthood. Click on the link below to view and print a prayer for vocations.

Prayer for vocations