Kathryn Jean Lopez is editor-at-large of National Review Online and a nationally syndicated columnist.
How many men and women in your parishes are caring and compassionate individuals who are good listeners, articulate speakers, and loving enthusiastic Catholics?
How many of these special, gifted people have ever been invited to consider becoming a priest, sister, brother, permanent deacon, or full-time lay minister?
Pray for these individuals and talk with them about the possibility of a vocation. You will be blessed in return. Perhaps you could offer an hour of prayer for them in the Adoration Chapel.
"Lord, open the hearts of many men and women to courageously consider a vocation to the ordained ministry or consecrated life."