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Pope's Message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Last edited 18th December 2012

Here is the translation of the Holy Father's Message on the occasion of the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations which will be held on April 21, 2013.


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My Side of the Confessional: What Is It Like for a Priest?
Last edited 27th November 2012

Have you ever wondered what it would be like for the Priest on the other side of the confessional? Visit this article from for a very moving account of confession by a Priest... "There is almost no greater place to be than with someone when they are coming back to God. The Confessional is a place where people let God’s love win. The Confessional is the most joyful, humbling, and inspiring place in the world."

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Vatican Memo Aims to Boost Priestly Identity
Last edited 20th November 2012

In an effort to promote priestly identity, the Vatican Secretary of State has issued a letter asking clerics and religious at the Vatican to dress as befits their identity as priests conformed to Christ. Visit this article from CNA to read more.

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His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer for Priests
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Ireland: Diocesan Priestly Vocations at Record Low
Last edited 31st October 2012

Only 12 men began studies for the priesthood this autumn in Ireland’s 26 dioceses—a record low.


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A Great Website to Promote Vocations -
Last edited 12th October 2012

Take a look at this fantastic vocation website which features a range of resources, including:


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CARA Study Finds Abundance of Potential Priests and Sisters
Last edited 10th October 2012

A new study disputes the common myth concerning a vocations crisis. The study has found that there are an abundance of potential priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers — 600,000, in fact.

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Religious orders say social media spurs interest in vocations
Last edited 9th October 2012

Several US religious congregations and organisations are taking advantage of social media to "introduce" individuals discerning a call to a vocation and the seminary, convent or monastery that fits them.

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How Many Priests Are There in the United States?
Last edited 8th October 2012

There are 40,203 diocesan and religious-order priests in the United States, as well as 5,015 seminarians, 17,816 men who have been ordained as permanent deacons, 55,045 religious sisters, and 4,518 religious brothers.


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Diaconate Ordination in Rome for Two Sydney Seminarians
Last edited 4th October 2012

Families, friends along with several fellow seminarians from the Seminary of the Good Shepherd at Homebush are in Rome tomorrow for the Diaconate Ordination at St Peter's Basilica of Australian priests in training, Nicholas Rynne and Daniel McCaughan. The two young men began their training for the priesthood at Sydney's Seminary of the Good Shepherd before moving to Rome to complete for the final four years of their studies at Rome's Pontifical North American College. Visit this article to read more.

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