Vocations

Sharing a zeal for Scripture

If you promote Christ, the vocations will come. That’s the experience of five-year priest Father Brian Larkin. “God calls people if they love him,” said the 35-year-old pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Denver and former parochial vicar and administrator of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Northglenn. Counter to the experience of…




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Convert follows call to priesthood

For most of his childhood, convert Adam Bradshaw was un-churched. But as he went through catechesis to become Catholic at age 20, he felt called to go further—and today he’s in formation to become a priest. Now 27, Bradshaw, a transplant from Texas, begins his fifth year of seminary study this fall at St. John…




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Seminarian’s missionary heart nourished

Juan Manuel Madrid, 28, first felt the call to priesthood as a 5-year-old, but it lay dormant until age 18 when a Scripture reading at Eucharist enkindled it. “For the love of Christ impels us, once we have come to the conviction that one died for all; therefore, all have died. He indeed died for…




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A priest for the new evangelization

Originally from Italy, God called him to the priesthood at Denver’s World Youth Day 1993. Today, he serves as judicial vicar and is vice rector of Denver’s first diocesan seminary. Now a priest of 13 years, Father Giovanni Capucci, 42, was among the pioneer group of 12 seminarians and two priest formators who arrived to…




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Judy Barrett

The fruits of Chateau Montelena’s vines in Napa Valley bring the savory taste of God’s bounty in every bottle. Outside the vineyard, owner Judy Barrett supports St. John Vianney Seminary’s future priests who will pour out their lives to lead others to God’s kingdom. Judy and her late husband, Jim Barrett, made it a priority…




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