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Traveling Monstrance Visits Ursuline

The traveling monstrance’s next stop is Ursuline.

The school will showcase the North American monstrance at a special Eucharistic Adoration for Vocations on Wednesday, April 26.

Students are encouraged to pray for vocations in St. Ann’s Chapel during Adoration from 10:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

“This connects us with the global church,” Pastoral Life Coordinator Angie Jakubik said.

On November 24, 2004, Pope Saint John Paul II blessed six monstrances for the Year of the Eucharist (2005-2006). People prayed for more vocations to ordained ministry and religious life.

Because of the monstrances’ popularity, the Bishops’ Committee on Vocations and Serra International prolonged their availability. The monstrances have visited Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Australia.

The first diocese to receive the North American monstrance was Portland, Maine in February 2005.

“Everyone can pray for discernment on how God is calling us to live our lives, whether we are single, married, or of consecrated life,” Jakubik said.