VATICAN CITY, APRIL 30, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI will be praying in May that the faithful become responsible promoters of vocations.
The Apostleship of Prayer announced this general intention chosen by the Pope: "That the laity and the Christian communities may be responsible promoters of priestly and religious vocations."
The Holy Father also chooses an apostolic intention for each month. In May he will pray: "That the recently founded Catholic Churches, grateful to the Lord for the gift of faith, may be ready to share in the universal mission of the Church, offering their availability to preach the Gospel throughout the world."
Vocations begin at home. If any of you dear readers have children, have you ever encouraged them to consider a priestly or religious vocation? How would you react if one of your children said to you that they wanted to be a priest or religious? In your charity, please take a moment to say an Our Father and a Hail Mary for the Holy Father's general intention for the month of May. Now, off to Vespers and then my last paper of the semester is calling me. Eight pages? No sweat.