"We all have a Vocation.We believe that God has places us in this life to fill a special need that no one else can accomplish." -St. Francis de Sales
Holy Orders ~ Vocations
Everyone has been called to holiness and eternal life, especially in Baptism. Each person can also be called more specifically to the priesthood or to religious life, to married life, and to single life, as well as to a particular profession or service. By baptism, all the members of the Church share in Christ's holy priesthood. It is called "the common priesthood of the faithful" because the entire Church shares in it. To build up this priesthood. Christ gives to his Church the ordained ministries of bishops, priests, and deacons through the Sacrament of Holy Orders.
"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