Becoming a priest or a man or woman religious is not primarily our own decision.... Rather it is the response to a call and to a call of love.
Pope Francis
Address to Seminarians and Novices, July 6, 2013

“See the greatness of the priestly vocation. How pure the hearts of the priests must be to be able to say “This is my Body”. How pure their hands must be to grant absolution any time.”

Prayer for Vocations

Prayer #1

O Holy Spirit, Spirit of wisdom and divine love, impart Your knowledge, understanding, and counsel to youth that they may know the vocation wherein they can best serve God. Give them courage and strength to follow God’s holy will. Guide their uncertain steps, strengthen their resolutions, shield their chastity, fashion their minds, conquer their hearts, and lead them to the vineyards where they will labor in God’s holy service. 

Prayer #2

God our Father, 
Who wills that all men be saved 
And come to the knowledge of Your Truth: 
We beg you to send 
Laborers into Your harvest, 
And grant them grace to speak Your Word 
With all boldness; so that Your Word 
May spread and be glorified, 
And all nations may know You, 
The only God, and Him whom You have sent, 
Jesus Christ your Son, Our Lord.