The roots of any vocation lie in our having been created by
Every potential in us comes from Gods hand and every call,
whether to a task, a ministry, a kind of life or a special mission, arises from
Gods calling us out of nothingness into becoming the person we are.
As to priestly vocations, there has always been a conviction within the
Church that genuine
vocations come from God, and that it would be criminal to block such
||The fact is that many Catholic women, all over the world, feel
called to the priestly ministry.
the testimonies of
present-day women who feel called to the priesthood.
In the past this call has, by and large, been
suppressed by cultural and social prejudice. In spite of that, we have the
examples of saints who manifested their call:
Catherine of Siena, doctor of the Church
of Lisieux, doctor of the Church
Tests on 100 women who feel
called to the priesthood in the Catholic Church showed that they were equally
competent, motivated and worthy as male candidates for the priesthood.