Fr. Paul McDonnell is Provincial Superior of the Holy Spouses Province of the Oblates of St. Joseph, which encompasses all of the United States. He shared how having a solid Catholic upbringing, with a family environment that supported whatever vocation God led him to embrace, was helpful to his eventually determining that he was called to the priesthood. He talked about the charism and ministries of his religious order, and how St. Joseph serves as a model of virtue for all of their members to follow. One of the Oblates of St. Joseph’s areas of ministry is with youth, an area Fr. Paul says is of vital importance in the Church today.

"When we walk without the cross, we are not disciples of the Lord." -Pope Francis