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Fr. Francis Bitterman

About the Blogger

Fr. Francis Bitterman is Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Blog posts by Fr. Francis Bitterman

  • Monday, November 03, 2014

    Promoting Vocations with our Children

    As the youngest of seven boys, it was only natural for my parents to encourage us to be open to the vocation to the priesthood.  My parent’s attitude was, “If we have that many boys, at least one of them has to be a priest!”


  • Monday, September 02, 2013

    Fall Vocation Discernment Opportunity for Young Men

    “Exploring Priesthood Weekend” is a retreat designed to help men discern God’s call to the priesthood.  The retreat is held at Mundelein Seminary October 4th-6th.  The weekend includes presentations on diocesan priesthood and discernment, group discussions, opportunities to meet seminarians and hear their vocation stories, and ample opportunities for silent prayer and reflection.