Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest  to send out laborers into His harvest.”Matthew 9:38

“The entire People of God is responsible for promoting vocations, and does so chiefly by persistent and humble prayer for vocations.” —Pope John Paul II, Ecclesia in America

“Jesus is the model of complete and trusting adherence to the will of the Father, to whom every consecrated person must look. Attracted by him, from the very first centuries of Christianity, many men and women have left families,  possessions, material riches and all that is humanly desirable in order to follow Christ generously and live the Gospel without compromise, which had become for them a school of deeply rooted holiness. Today too, many undertake  this same demanding journey of evangelical perfection and realize their vocation  in the profession of the evangelical counsels.” —Pope Benedict XVI, for the 46th World Day of Prayer for Vocations