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Holy Orders / Vocations

"A vocation is a fruit that ripens in a well cultivated field of mutual love that becomes mutual service, in the context of an authentic ecclesial life. No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself. A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people, in the experience of fraternal love. Did not Jesus say: “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (Jn 13:35)?
 
Let us dispose our hearts therefore to being “good soil,” by listening, receiving and living out the word, and thus bearing fruit. The more we unite ourselves to Jesus through prayer, sacred Scripture, the Eucharist, the sacraments celebrated and lived in the Church and in fraternity, the more there will grow in us the joy of cooperating with God in the service of the Kingdom of mercy and truth, of justice and peace. And the harvest will be plentiful, proportionate to the grace we have meekly welcomed into our lives."
 

Pope Francis
World Day of Prayer for Vocations
May 11, 2014

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If you know of anyone interested or discerning to serve the Church as a Priest, Sister, Brother or Deacon, connect with the Director of Vocations and Seminarians, Fr. Danny Santos at vocations@dol.ca

Helpful Resources

Vocations Awareness Week

Priesthood in the Diocese of London

Discernment for Women

Consecrated Life

Deacons

Discernment Groups

Vocation 101: What is a Vocation?