Pope Francis

on Vocations

“This I ask you: be shepherds with the ‘odor of the sheep.’ Make it real, as shepherds among your flock, fishers of men.”

“This is the prayer for vocations: ‘Lord, send us nuns and send us priests, defend them from idolatry, the idolatry of vanity, the idolatry of pride, the idolatry of power, the idolatry of money.’  This prayer of ours is to prepare these hearts so that they are able to follow Jesus closely.”

“Every vocation… always requires an exodus from oneself in order to center one’s life on Christ and on his Gospel.”

“Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood or to the consecrated life there is always the strong and intense prayer of someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community…. Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer; and only through prayer can they persevere and bear fruit.”

 

Prayer for Vocations

God our Father, You made each of us
to use our gifts in the Body of Christ.
We ask that You inspire
young people whom you call to
priesthood and consecrated life
to courageously follow Your will.

Send workers into Your great harvest
so that the Gospel is preached,
the poor are served with love,
the suffering are comforted,
and Your people are strengthened
by the sacraments.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Resource Page for Priests

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Vocation Resource Packet

This resource packet equips priests and parishes to celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, November 5-11, 2017.

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