World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Father Nicéforo Obama from Equatorial Guinea was able to be trained as a priest thanks to the Pontifical Mission Societies. / Credit: OMP

Vocations Day in Spain: The Church Supports 725 Seminaries in Mission Lands

Apr 21, 2024

"Native Vocations Day" in Spain supports and provides formation for those who feel called to the priesthood and consecrated life in other countries.

Pope Francis addresses the faithful at his Wednesday general audience on Feb. 28, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis’ Message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations Stresses Fraternity, Hope

Mar 19, 2024

The theme for the this year’s World Day of Prayer for Vocations is “Called to Sow Seeds ofHope and to Build Peace.”

Pope Francis smiles with two religious sisters during his general audience on Jan. 11, 2023 | Vatican Media

"There is no vocation without mission": Pope Francis

Apr 26, 2023

In his message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2023, Pope Francis said God’s call to a particular vocation also includes the mission to offer one’s life for others.

Pope Francis lays hands on a Bangladeshi deacon as he ordains him to the priesthood during a Dec. 1, 2017, Mass in Dhaka. Vatican Media.

Prayer for Vocations 2022: Pope Francis Says "Church must become increasingly synodal"

May 6, 2022

The pope made the comment in his annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations message.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta May 1, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Prays St. Joseph Will Help Young Adults Find Their Vocations

Mar 19, 2021

Pope Francis has said that St. Joseph is a model for all vocations and he prays the saint will help young people discern the vocation God is calling them to.

Pope Francis offers a blessing from the window of the Apostolic Palance April 26, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis Asks for Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood on Good Shepherd Sunday

May 3, 2020

Pope Francis called on all Catholics to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life on Good Shepherd Sunday, the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.