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Society of Jesus Celebrates International Day of Vocations

November 5, 2013 — Today, Nov. 5, is the feast of All Saints and Blessed of the Society of Jesus and also the International Day of Vocations in the Society of Jesus.

Jesuits are blessed to continue to have prayerful men with generous hearts who desire to labor in and for the kingdom of God. Today, Jesuits recognize the ongoing need to engage men who might be called to religious life.

Within the Society of Jesus, there is a great variety of voices and an array of talents, but all are at the service of the call and the mission. Whether teaching, preaching, giving the sacraments or praying for the Society, the voices are varied but there is one message: To love God with all our hearts and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

If you or someone you know is discerning a vocation calling to join the Jesuits in service, we encourage you to visit jesuits.org for more information on the Society of Jesus.

Today, on the International Day of Vocations, jesuits.org offers a prayer for vocations to the Society of Jesus:

Father,
in the name of Jesus,
through the power of Your Holy Spirit,
we pray that You inflame the hearts of men
with courage and trust
and the desire to labor for Your Kingdom
as Jesuits.

We ask You
through the intercession of Mary, our Mother,
St. Ignatius, and all Your saints,
to bless the Society of Jesus
with bountiful vocations
that it may continue to serve Your church
with passion and zeal.

May Your will be done.
Amen.


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