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2018-2019 DOLC Seminarians

The 2018-2019 class of men continuing their discernment and training for the priesthood for the Diocese of Lake Charles is one of its largest and each man has been assigned to various seminaries by Bishop Glen John Provost. The Bishop, seen center in the above photo, is seated with the class. | Read More!

2019 Lenten Stational Series

Join our four seminarians, Deacon Michael Caraway, Andrew DeRouen, Levi Thompson and Joseph Caraway, studying for the priesthood at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, as they go on a weekly Lenten pilgrimage to stational churches throughout the Eternal City. | Watch The Video

HISTORY: A Communion of Saints Not A Competition

In the summer of 2015 Xavier University of Louisiana, XULA, under the leadership of the university’s president, Dr. Norman Francis, hosted the very first “Symposium of the Saints”. It offered a lecture series married to a prayerful day of reflection on all the American sainthood candidates that are of African ancestry.  Dr. Pamela Franco, interim director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies of XULA, facilitated the planning, offered live streaming and the published the proceedings of all lectures given at the event.

Every Catholic, to enter more deeply into the life of Christ, is to participate in some way in the spiritual and penitential disciplines of Lent. The regulations for the Catholic Church in the United States are as follows: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. The other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.

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