May 7, 2017 marked the 54th annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations — a day when the global Church prays for the ministers of the Church and for “young men and women to hear and respond generously to the Lord’s call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, [and] societies of apostolic life.”

While seemingly inclusive, this language neglects to footnote those ministries where women are rejected, silenced and punished for following their call to ordination.

Women’s ordination advocates witnessed around the world on May 7th for women to be fully included in all realms of ministry and leadership.

Read the Women’s Ordination Worldwide Press Release

WOW Prayer Resources for Vocation Sunday