The mission of Invisible Monastery is to inspire 24/7 prayer for priestly & religious vocations in every diocese!
World Day of Prayer for Vocations is May 11
In his letter for World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis said, “We Christians were not chosen by the Lord for small things; push onwards toward the highest principles. Stake your lives on noble ideals!”
A new web site contains great resources to celebrate World Day of Prayer for Vocations, including a little-known story about Pope Francis’s mother. View site
Holy Thursday & Priesthood
In three days, we will celebrate Holy Thursday, one of the most complex and fascinating days in the life of Christ. Most importantly, it is the day that Jesus instituted the Eucharist and the priesthood. Read Jimmy Akin’s “Ten Things you Need to Know about Holy Thursday.”
On April 27, popes John Paul II and John XXII will be canonized. We remember Saint John Paul II as a zealous promoter of priesthood and reformer of seminaries world-wide! Thousands of priests credit him with their vocations. Read a great article on this phenomenon by Fr. Brendan Rolling, OSB.
View some great prayer cards and posters that feature Saint John Paul II and promote priestly vocations.
Vocation Prayer Apostolate
The Archdiocese of New York recently initiated a bold new campaign to pray for vocations to priesthood. Through the Vocation Prayer Apostolate, communion ministers ask homebound people and those in nursing homes to offer up their suffering for more priestly vocations. Read the full article at CatholicNY.
If you would like to use this same program in your parish, materials are available here.
The Invisible Monastery Prayer for Vocations
God our Father, You made each of us
to use our gifts in the Body of Christ.
We ask that You inspire
young people whom you call to
priesthood and consecrated life
to courageously follow Your will.
Send workers into Your great harvest
so that the Gospel is preached,
the poor are served with love,
the suffering are comforted,
and Your people are strengthened
by the sacraments.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.