National Office for Vocation

The National Office for Vocation

Nuns on the Rise

Nuns on the Rise

The number of women entering convents in England and Wales has hit a 25 year high.  From a low point of 7 in 2004, the numbers have steadily increased to a high point of 45 in 2014.  Religious life is an attractive choice for an increasing number of educated and dynamic young and older women.  Read more about... Nuns on the Rise

Vocations Sunday

Vocations Sunday

This year, the World Day of Prayer for Vocation is on Sunday 26th April. Please visit our page of Vocations Sunday Resources to view and order resources for your parish or school. We hope you will also find these resources useful throughout the year.
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The Pope's Message for Vocations Sunday

The Pope's Message for Vocations Sunday

The Vatican has released a message from Pope Francis for Vocations Sunday, which is on 26th April. Please click here to read it.

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Compass Weekend at Worth Abbey

Compass Weekend at Worth Abbey

Curious about religious life? The Compass project is offering a special weekend from Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd May at Worth Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in West Sussex. The retreat is for men and women aged 18-35 who would like the chance to reflect and pray about the life God has intended for them to live out, as well as meet religious who have given their life to God. Read more about... Compass Weekend at Worth Abbey

Bishop asks, "Is God calling fewer people" as he invites diocese to 'storm heaven' for vocations

Bishop asks, "Is God calling fewer people" as he invites diocese to 'storm heaven' for vocations

In a Pastoral Letter to be read in all the churches of the Diocese on the weekend of 25/26 April, the Rt Rev Mark O’Toole, Bishop of Plymouth, challenges all in the Diocese to promote priestly vocations.   Read more about... Bishop asks, "Is God calling fewer people" as he invites diocese to 'storm heaven' for...

Thinking Faith

Thinking Faith

Thinking Faith is a great opportunity to take a week out of your normal lifestyle and explore your faith with like-minded people, and in the beautiful setting of the Lake District. This year the theme is Faith and the Arts - music, art, literature and film - which takes place from 1st - 8th August at Boarbank Hall in Cumbria, a religious community that follows the rule of St. Augustine. If you are interested please click here for more information.  Read more about... Thinking Faith

Order Vocations Sunday Resources

The Good Shepherd Sunday resources are available and can be used whenever encouraging people to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.

If you would like to place an order for posters, prayer cards or prayer booklets please download the order form and send it with payment to the address enclosed.

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Catenians

The National Office for Vocation, Bishops Conference and Vocations Directors of England and Wales are grateful to the Vocations Initiative of the Catenian Association who have generously funded the design and development of this website.