Monastery News Page
April 21, 2015

A World Day of Prayer

     This Sunday (April 26th) is officially the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.  This special day has been set aside for 52 years for all Catholics to specifically offer prayers for those called to the various vocations in the Church, especially the call to religious life and diocesan priesthood.  Pope Francis relates the positive response to God’s call in one’s life to an exodus – a “transcending” of personal desires and comforts in order to follow Christ more fully.  This Sunday all Catholics can use this special day as a time to renew our efforts to create environments in our churches, our communities and our homes that encourage and support those who have chosen to pursue a life dedicated to the Lord as clergy and religious.  The United States Office of Catholic Bishops offers information, suggestions and prayers for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations on their website ( ).   Along with a prayerful emphasis on vocations during the Liturgy, the Mass will be offered for the Holy Spirit’s wisdom and courage for all who are discerning and responding to the call to serve God through his Church as priests and religious.

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