About Laboure Home | About Labouré About LabouréOur Mission and Vision Our world desperately needs more priests and religious. But many men and women who feel called by God have to pay off their college debt first. This can take a long time, and the world can’t wait! The Labouré Society helps them raise the funds to resolve the financial obstacles that stand between them and their vocation, while providing lifelong skills that prepare them for a life of service. How We Got Started In 2001 our founder, Cy Laurent, met a young woman who was called to be a nun, but couldn’t enter any community because of her college debt. Cy provided her financial support so she could pursue her vocation. When he discovered that thousands of men and women were in a similar situation, he founded the Labouré Society to rescue more vocations before it was too late. Since our founding, we’ve helped over 400 aspirants resolve their debt and pursue their vocation. Meet Labouré’s StaffMEET OUR TEAM250+RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES AND DOZENS OF DIOCESES HELPED$10 million+HAS BEEN AWARDED TO OUR ASPIRANTS70%OF ASPIRANTS HAVE GONE ON TO ORDINATION, PROFESSION OF FINAL VOWS OR ARE CURRENTLY IN FORMATION About Our Patron Saint, St. Catherine Labouré St. Catherine Labouré was a 19th-century French woman who wanted to join The Daughters of Charity. Her father refused to give her the dowry she needed to enter. She continued to trust that the Lord would provide, and eventually her brother and sister-in-law gave her the financial aid she needed to become a sister. St. Catherine later received the Miraculous Medal revelations from Our Lady, and she spread this devotion far and wide. She may have never gotten the chance to do this without her generous benefactors’ support. “I thank God for all the work you do, and for those who make this program possible for so many men and women. We will always be indebted to you and to The Labouré Society for making it possible for so many to be able to respond to God’s call.”FATHER JACOB-MATTHEWFRANCISCANS OF THE HOLY LANDQuestions About the Labouré Society? We’d love to answer them! Get in touch with us today. CONTACT US How can we pray for you?