Just today, 4th Sunday of Easter, World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
Dear Apostles of the Divine Mercy, Sister Faustina’s mission is our mission, so let’s do it! And today, on the Good Shepherd Sunday, Jesus calls us in a special way to pray for vocations and for the holiness of the consecrated man and women: I place in your care two pearls very precious to My Heart: these are the souls of priests and religious. You will pray particularly for them (Diary, 531). The future of the Church and all the nations depends on our prayers, on our self-sacrifices taken on a voluntary basis, taken out of love for the increase in numbers of vocations in the world. These are not lofty slogans. The salvation of many souls depends on the apostolic zeal of each of us, expressed in fervent prayer for vocations. The more holy vocations, the more good in the world in accordance with what Sister Faustina wrote in her Diary: Chosen souls are, in My hand, lights which I cast into the darkness of the world and with which I illumine it. As stars illumine the night, so chosen souls illumine the earth. And the more perfect a soul is, the stronger and the more far-reaching is the light shed by it. It can be hidden and unknown, even to those closest to it, and yet its holiness is reflected in souls even to the most distant extremities of the world. (Diary 1601). Let us ask the master of the harvest to send out labourers for his harvest (Lk 10: 2).