As I read the Gospel this weekend about the poor widow who put into the collection simply two coins. These coins were nearly all she had to live on. She truly sacrificed.

Today we pray for vocations, specifically, vocations to priesthood and religious life. What is a vocation to priesthood? To me, it’s giving your whole life over to Christ. It’s sacrificing personal wants and desires for the sake of bringing Christ to others. It means administering the sacraments; bringing people into the Church and deepening their faith; listening to people in the time of need; and simply put, it means being Christ for others.

Pray for vocations. Pray that men and women will respond to God’s call to serve as priests and religious.