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Pope Francis Vocations

Pope calls on Christians to become ‘pilgrims of hope, builders of peace’

Though the global situation risks plunging people into pessimism, Christians are called to pursue their vocation of becoming “men and women of hope”, Pope Francis said in his message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Source: OSV News.

People Vocations

Sydney teen takes on mission of a lifetime in the Philippines

Sydney teenager John McCaffrey has embarked on an adventure of a lifetime, travelling to the Philippines for a two-year discernment with a dynamic new religious movement in the Church. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Priesthood Vocations

Celibacy a gift that ‘fulfils’ priests

It might “go against the grain” outside the Church, but Professor Renee Kohler-Ryan insists there is a strong case for Catholic priests to stay celibate. Source: The Australian.

First Nations Vocations

Allow married Indigenous men to become priests: Archbishop Coleridge

Married Indigenous men should be allowed to be ordained as Catholic priests and the centuries-old rule of compulsory celibacy will “very likely” ultimately be changed by the Vatican, says Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge. Source: The Australian.

In The Dioceses Vocations

Fun runners aim to raise awareness of Catholic vocations

A team taking part in the annual City2Surf fun run in Sydney this Sunday will be raising awareness about Catholic vocations. Source: Catholic Outlook.

Europe Vocations

Pilgrims climb ‘the Reek’ to promote vocations in Ireland

Bishops joined 4000 pilgrims from across Ireland in the annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage climb of Croagh Patrick as part of the Church’s drive for vocations to the priesthood. Source: UCA News.

South America Vocations

Boy who evaded security to embrace Pope now a seminarian

The little boy who managed to get past the crowd control barrier at World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in 2013 to hug Pope Francis is now a seminarian preparing for the priesthood. Source: CNA.

Chaplaincy Vocations

Br Des, 80, embraces new ministry focus

In his 60th year as a Marist Brother, Des Howard is proof that it’s never too late to find new ways to live out your vocation. Source: The Southern Cross.


Serra Foundation fosters vocations through prayer, funding

A foundation that has supported priestly and religious vocations for more than 40 years is inviting Catholics to offer prayers and financial support to men and women making lifelong commitments to the Church. Source: Melbourne Catholic.