This morning I celebrated the Mass in the Sacramentary for "Religious Vocations." So often we pray for priestly vocations, and that is definitely awesome, but I think we should also remember to pray for an increase in those responding to God's call to live as sisters, brothers, and the consecrated single life.
Here are a couple of videos from one of my favorite communities, the Dominican Sisters who reside in Ann Arbor, MI. The first is a video about their lives, and the second is about a twenty minute video of when they appeared on Oprah. The segment on Oprah is very well done, and is something my kids watch in class and really enjoy.
We pray for all people discerning where God is calling them to this day, and we pray that those who he is calling to religious life will have the strength and courage to answer such a call.