Becoming a priest or a man or woman religious is not primarily our own decision.... Rather it is the response to a call and to a call of love. - Pope Francis, Address to Seminarians and Novices, July 6, 2013
The Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations is pleased to offer resources to assist in the promotion of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life and to assist those currently discerning a call to serve as a priest or consecrated person. Our goal is to provide you with the information, support and encouragement you need to take that next step in responding to the call of Christ.
Imagine Sisters - provides resources to assist women in discerning a call to consecrated religious life
VISION Vocation Network - provides resources for vocational discernment to religious life and societies of apostolic life
National Vocation Awareness Week
National Vocation Awareness Week is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. NVAW began in 1976 when the U. S. bishops designated the 28th Sunday of the year for NVAW. In 1997, this celebration was moved to coincide with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which falls on January 13 in 2013. Beginning in 2014, NVAW was moved to the first full week of November. The next National Vocation Awareness Week will be celebrated November 6-12, 2022.