Fr Kyle Ratuiste

Peace, Listening, and Rules of Discernment

Peace, Listening, and Rules of Discernment

Above: People pray before the Blessed Sacrament in Eucharistic Adoration. By Fr. David Gaines Pope Benedict XVI said: “If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know...

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Some Do’s and Don’ts for Supporting Seminarians

Some Do’s and Don’ts for Supporting Seminarians

Above: Spokane seminarian Nick Sund (center) pictured with family and relatives. By Fr. Kyle Ratuiste “Support seminarians,” sounds like a self-evident maxim for people who desire to see more priestly vocations and for those who have a friend or loved one in the...

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Catholic High School Grads Enter Seminary

Catholic High School Grads Enter Seminary

Above: David Frank (L) and Timothy Gogl (R) have entered seminary for the Diocese of Spokane after graduating from Catholic high school last spring. By Fr. Kyle Ratuiste Two Catholic high school graduates entered seminary formation for the Diocese of Spokane and are...

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“Uncle Bishop” – A Legacy of Faith and Love

“Uncle Bishop” – A Legacy of Faith and Love

Above: Bishop William Condon with the children of his brother James Condon in 1945. The author's mother, Mary Conley, is on the far right. (Courtesy: The Conley Family) By Therese O’Rourk My family has roots in the Diocese of Spokane that go back generations, starting...

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Retreat Opportunities for Engaged and Married Couples

Retreat Opportunities for Engaged and Married Couples

Photo above: An exterior image of Immaculate Heart Retreat Center. By Immaculate Heart Retreat Center Staff Immaculate Heart Retreat Center throughout the year hosts programs to support couples as they journey together in the Sacrament of Marriage. Young couples...

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New High School Discernment Groups Launch in the Diocese

New High School Discernment Groups Launch in the Diocese

Photo above: Fr. David Gaines (center) leads a discussion group at the 2022 Quo Vadis Days (QVD22) discernment camp for high school boys. New discernment groups build on the interest in vocations in part generated by Quo Vadis Days. By Office of Vocations During this...

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