General Vocations Links
Vatican: Pope John Paul II speaks about Vocations
Read the annual messages by the late Holy Father, given each year on the World Day of Prayer for Vocations
"Christian vocation is about 'living the Catholic faith'"
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Denver Catholic Register (10.08.03)
"Renewing vocations begins in the family"
An excerpt from an address, delivered by Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., at the "Faith and Family" conference, April 29, 2000 in Melbourne, Australia.
This site is considered to be one of the most comprehensive resources for those interested in becoming a priest, brother, sister, or consecrated layperson.
Serra Club of USA
Interested in supporting and encouraging vocations as well as growing in your own spiritual life? The Serra Club may be for you!
Priesthood & Diaconate Links (return to top)
Archdiocese of Denver's official website for priestly vocations
St. John Vianney Theological Seminary (Denver, CO)
A Vatican Instruction: "Instruction concerning the criteria for the discernment of vocations with regard to persons with homosexual tendencies in view of their admission to the seminary and to Holy Orders" (12.7.2005)
Archbishop Chaput responds to the above instruction
Denver Catholic Register (11.30.2005)
"Wealth of priestly vocations in diocese calls for gratitude, financial support"
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Denver Catholic Register (11.12.2003)
"Vocations: Everybody's business" (10.27.00)
A Pastoral letter by Bishop Sean O'Malley of Fall River, Massachusetts. This letter provides a strong picture of the priestly vocation, as well as status of vocations on a national level and the importance of encouraging priestly vocations. He also comments on what we can do to encourage vocations.
Fishers of Men Video - by Grass Roots Film
A film commissioned by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Fishers of Men is an inspirational video that highlights the gift of the priesthood.
Consecrated Life (includes religious life & lay communities)
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Vita Consecrata (3.25.1996)
A Post-Synodal apostolic exhortation by Pope John Paul II
Read what the Holy Father has to say about life as a consecrated lay man or woman.
2006 Annual Religious Vocation Guide
Sponsored by VISION Magazine, this guide assists the reader in their consideration of the Catholic religious life. It includes a national listing of religious communities as well as postings for various discernment activities and helpful articles about religious life.
An online guide to religious ministries for Catholic men and women