Message from Fr. Geovanny Arbeláez. Missionary in Russia

SOME REFLECTIONS ON PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS By the grace of God I have had a grandmother, a mother and a sister who prayed tirelessly for vocations.  The dim memories I have of my grandmother, who attended Holy Mass daily, remind me of her ardent desire that God would grant one of her…

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MESSAGE OF POPE JOHN PAUL II FOR THE XXIII WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS (1986)

On the theme of vocations, the Second Vatican Council has offered us a very rich doctrinal, spiritual and pastoral patrimony. In harmony with its profound vision of the Church, it solemnly affirms that the duty to foster vocations “concerns the whole Christian community” (Optatam totius, 2). Twenty years later, the…

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St. John Paul II: “The lament of Christ touches our persons deeply…”

From the message of the Holy Father John Paul II for the XXI World Day for Vocations (1984)   As Pastor of the universal Church, I cannot fail once again to open my heart to you and to express the solicitude which constantly animates me for the effective increase of…

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