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Message of the Holy Father for the 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations - 29 April 2012

Last edited 8th May 2012

Theme: Vocations, the Gift of the Love of God


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Letter to Priests - Marking 'World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of the Clergy' 2012

Last edited 26th April 2012

Leading up to the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of the Clergy, held on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (this year, June 15), the Congregation for Clergy has written a letter to priests.


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From Ireland’s Cloisters, A Prayer for the 2012 Eucharistic Congress

Last edited 23rd April 2012

Over the past few months, in the silence of an ancient Abbey, a community of 35 nuns have been praying and working towards Congress. They are Ireland’s only community of enclosed Cistercian women religious from St Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn and they have been given the task of producing the 250 thousand Eucharistic breads for consecration at the Masses that will be the focal point the 50th International Eucharistic Congress, taking place in Dublin, Ireland, from 10-17 June, 2012.


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Study Finds New Religious Vocations Are Younger, More Educated

Last edited 16th April 2012

A recent study of men and women who professed perpetual vows in 2011 shows that new members of religious orders are younger and more educated than those in the past.


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Vocations - Pope's Prayer Intention for April 2012

Last edited 3rd May 2012

This month, the Holy Father has asked Catholics everywhere to pray: "That many young people may hear the call of Christ and follow him in the priesthood and religious life." Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Benedict XVI's general prayer intention for April 2012 in this video.


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Pope Meets Priests of Rome, Tells Them to Find Strength in Vocation

Last edited 23rd February 2012

Pope Benedict XVI met with the parish priests from the diocese of Rome. He was very excited to see them all together, calling them “his priests”. In the Paul VI Audience Hall, the pope spoke about the importance of priestly vocation in service of the Church, saying that even today God is calling, and each priest should remember when they heard God´s call.

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Pope to Seminarians: Don't Conform

Last edited 17th February 2012

To celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady of Hope, Benedict XVI met with a group of seminarians in Rome. The traditional meeting takes place every year. This time around, the Pope called on the group to be aware of the reality around them and also to never conform. Watch this video for more.

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If You Think Someone May Have a Vocation…

Last edited 13th February 2012

If you think a young man may have a vocation to the priesthood, tell him so.

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'Loving Christian Family is Best Soil for Vocations' - Pope's Message for the 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

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Christian families should be a happy and loving environment in which young people can discern calls to the priesthood or religious life, Pope Benedict XVI says in his message for the World Day of Prayers for Vocations. The 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be celebrated on April 29 with the theme, “Vocations, the Gift of the Love of God.”


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Unique Stories of How Two Religious Found Their Calling

Last edited 12th February 2012

Listen to the incredible stories of Sister Rose Mary Esseff and Fr. Mario Ortega, two religious from different communities, who share their vocation stories in this video.

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