Vows, Vocations, & Promises

Vows, Vocations, & Promises

What is a your vocation? Marriage? Religious Life? The Ministerial Priesthood? The generous single life? Each of us is called to the primary vocation of holiness- to know, love, and serve God and to live our eternal destiny with God in joy; yet each of us is called to live out this universal call to holiness in a unique way. Tune in to "Vows, Vocations, & Promises: Discerning the Call of Love" to explore with Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis and her guests the many ways faithful Catholics strive to answer the call of Love.

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May 30, 2021 61 min
Catholic author and poet, Annabelle Moseley, joins Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis on Episode 36 of WCAT Radio’s “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love” to discuss her latest book: Our House of the Sacred Heart: A Litany of Stories with Art, Prayers, Poetry, and Reflections Toward Consecration to the Sacred Heart. Annabelle is an award-winning American poet, the inventor of a novel poetic form, the “mirror sonnet.” She i...
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Rev. Mr. Lucas LaRoche is Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis’ guest on Episode 35 of WCAT Radio’s “Vows, Vocations, & Promises: Discerning the Call of Love.” Deacon Lucas LaRoche is a seminarian, for the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts and is currently in his first year in the Licentiate in Sacred Theology in Patristic Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University while simultaneously completing his final year at the Pontifical North ...
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Author, Belinda Terro Mooney, joins Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis for Episode 34 of WCAT Radio’s “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” to discuss her newest publication: My Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Workbook. Ms. Belinda Terro Mooney, LMSW, LDCD, is a licensed social worker and chemical dependency counselor. Belinda is a member of the National Association of Addiction Counselors. She is experienced in clinical ...
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Fr. Jason Smith, LC, joins Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis for Episode 33 of WCAT Radio’s “Vows, Vocations, & Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” to discuss his vocation as an ordained priest of the Legionaries of Christ.



In this episode, Fr. Jason shares the story his personal call to the ministerial priesthood. He traces his vocation from its early beginnings through his present ministry. Fr. Jason Smith was ordained at St. Mary M...
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Steve Mamanella joins WCAT Radio show-host Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis for Episode 32 of “Vows, Vocations, & Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” to discuss his new book, published by En Route Books and Media, entitled: Providential. Steve Mamanella is the Principal at Owl Creek Communications and has worked in the field of communications for over thirty years. His memoir, Providential, details his journey, tracing its roots from ...
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The dynamic Catholic author and speaker, Mary Kloska, is Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis’ guest for Episode 31 of WCAT Radio’s “Vows, Vocations, & Promises: Discerning the Call of Love.” In this episode, Mary shares the fascinating narrative of her personal vocational story- a journey which has spanned several continents as a missionary and as a hermit. Mary possesses a rare zeal and prayerful abandonment for the following Jesus Christ. ...
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Dr. Peter Martin, Psy.D., joins WCAT Radio Show Host Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis in Episode 30 of “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” to discuss his contribution in the recently published comprehensive new book: Spiritual Husbands-Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century, edited by Bishop Felipe Estevez and Bishop Andrew Cozzens. In this episode, Dr Martin discusses his recently published chapt...
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Dr. Angelyn Spignesi Kopylec Arden joins Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis as her guest on Episode 29 of WCAT Radio’s “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love.” Dr. Arden earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive Scientific Psychology from the University of New Hampshire in 1977 and since 1981 has been licensed as a psychologist in Connecticut, where she practiced Depth Psychology for 25 years. Dr. Arden has long been fascinated by the ...
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Dr. Suzanne Baars, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT, LCDC, joins WCAT Radio Show Host Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis in Episode 28 of “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” to discuss her contribution in the recently published comprehensive new book: Spiritual Husbands- Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century, edited by Bishop Felipe Estevez and Bishop Andrew Cozzens. In this episode, Dr. Baars discusses her fasc...
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Monsignor John Cihak joins WCAT Show Host Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis in Episode 27 of “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” to discuss his contribution in the recently published in the comprehensive new book: Spiritual Husbands- Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century, edited by Bishop Felipe Estevez and Bishop Andrew Cozzens. In this episode, Monsignor Cihak relates his personal vocational ca...
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Monsignor John Cihak joins WCAT Show Host Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis in Episode 25 of “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” to present the first of two of his chapters recently published in the comprehensive new book: Spiritual Husbands- Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century, edited by Bishop Felipe Estevez and Bishop Andrew Cozzens. In this episode, Monsignor Cihak relates his personal vocat...
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Fr. Peter Williams joins WCAT Radio Show Host, Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis, on Episode 25 of “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” to discuss his chapter, entitled “Affective Maturity: Spiritual Tools for the Interior Life,” in the new book edited by Bishop Felipe Estevez and Bishop Andrew Cozzens entitled: Spiritual Husbands- Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century.

Fr. Peter Williams was ordain...
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Dr. Timothy Fortin, Ph.D., joins WCAT Radio Host, Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis for Episode 23 of “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” to discuss his chapter, entitled “Exigent Relations: Philosophical Reflections: on the Centrality of Fatherhood and Sonship,” in the new book: Spiritual Husbands-Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century.

Dr. Fortin is an Assistant Professor in Philosophical Theology...
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Sr. Marysia Weber, R.S.M., M.A., D.O., joins WCAT Radio Host, Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis for Episode 23 of “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” to discuss her chapter, entitled “Guideposts for the Seminary Formator in Understanding and Assessing Levels of Preoccupation with Use of Internet Pornography as a Formative Process for Moving From Vice to Virtue” in the new text Spiritual Husbands- Spiritual Fathers: Pr...
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Deacon James Keating, Ph.D. joins WCAT Radio Host, Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis for Episode 22 of “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” as part of the on-going series spotlighting authors who have contributed chapters to the new book, entitled Spiritual Husbands-Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century. Deacon Keating brings his extensive background of over 30 years in seminary formation to each ...
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Sr. Marysia Weber, R.S.M., M.A., D.O., joins WCAT Radio Host, Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis for Episode 21 of “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” to discuss her chapter, entitled “Affective Maturity: Markers of Human Development, Psychological Insights and Resources,” in the new text Spiritual Husbands- Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century.

Sr. Marysia is a board-certified physician, specializ...
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On Episode 20 of WCAT Radio’s “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” show-host Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis interviews this week’s guest, Fr. Isaac Slater, O.C.S.O. regarding his life as a Trappist Monk at the Abbey of the Genesee. Fr. Isaac Slater O.C.S.O, is a Roman Catholic Priest, and the Vocations Director for the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance at the Abbey of the Genesee in Piffard, New York. Th...
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His Excellency, the Most Reverend Andrew H. Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota joins Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis on Episode 19 of WCAT Radio’s “Vows, Vocations, and Promises: Discerning the Call of Love.” Bishop Cozzens is a native of Denver, and a graduate of Benedictine College in Kansas. While discerning a priestly vocation, he served as a traveling missionary with the Twin-Cities based NET Ministries, s...
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Dr. Eileen Raffaniello Barbella is Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis’ guest on Episode 18 of “Vows, Vocations, & Promises: Discerning the Call of Call of Love,” in the on-going series of interviews of the authors of the new book: Spiritual Husbands- Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century, edited by Bishop Felipe Estevez and Bishop Andrew Cozzens, published by Holy Apostles College and Seminary’s Enroute Books and Media...
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In Episode 17 of WCAT Radio’s “Vows, Vocations, & Promises: Discerning the Call of Love,” Fr. John Horn, S.J., and Mrs. Jane Guenther, M.Div., share their expertise in priestly formation with show-host Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis. In this episode, Fr. Horn and Mrs. Guenther delve into their chapter entitled, “Christian Masculine Affective Maturity in the Way of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola,” which was recently publi...
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