Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pope prays for vocations to priesthood

Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's
Square (Credit: CNA)
... From Catholic News Agency

Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) — On Sunday, the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Benedict XVI asked families, communities and local parishes to help young men in discerning their vocation to the priesthood.

“Dear friends, pray for the Church, every local community, that they are like a garden in which can germinate and ripen all the seeds of vocation that God sows in abundance,” said the Pope in his midday Regina Caeli address to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square April 29.

“In particular, families are the first environment into which ‘breathes’ the love of God, which gives inner strength even in the midst of the difficulties and trials of life.”

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