“The problem of priestly Vocations – and even of both male and female religious Vocations – is the fundamental problem of the Church. It is a test of its spiritual vitality and the condition of such vitality. It is the condition of its mission and of its development.” With these words John Paul II, in his homily on May 10, 1981, closed the 2nd International Congress for Vocations.
This is part of the Introduction to Saint Hannibal Mary di Francia Vocations: Passion of his life. In late October this year we will be sharing the chapters from this booklet.