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Pope Francis addresses the faithful at his Wednesday general audience on Feb. 28, 2024.

Pope Francis’ message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations stresses fraternity, hope

Mar 19, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

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

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

Pope Francis: ‘There is no vocation without mission’

Apr 26, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

In his message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2023, Pope Francis said “God’s call includes a ‘sending.’” Read more

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

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2022: Pope Francis says ‘Church must become increasingly synodal’

May 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

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


Pope Francis prays St. Joseph will help young adults find their vocations

Mar 19, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has said that St. Joseph is a model for all vocations and he prays the saint will help... Read more

Pope Francis offers a blessing from the window of the Apostolic Palance April 26, 2020.

Pope Francis asks for prayer for vocations to the priesthood on Good Shepherd Sunday

May 3, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis called on all Catholics to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life on Good Shepherd Sunday,... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on May 31, 2017.

'Have no fear': Pope Francis calls Catholics to say 'yes' to vocations

Mar 26, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Acknowledging that discerning God’s plan is a daunting task, the pope said that trust in the Lord can overcome our... Read more

Pope Francis with religious sisters and brothers Oct. 16, 2018.

Pope Francis: Be bold in responding to the Lord's call

Mar 9, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

It takes courage and boldness to trust in God’s promises and follow the vocation he has set out for you,... Read more