Today is a wonderful
time to be a priest!

WhyNotPriest? is the world site for vocations to the priesthood

To risk one’s life for the Lord and for one’s brothers and sisters

“To be a priest is to risk one’s life for the Lord and for one’s brothers, carrying in one’s own flesh the joy and anguish of the people, investing one’s time in listening in order to heal the wounds of others, offering to all the tenderness of the Father”   –  Pope Francis

What do we do?

We pray

for vocations to the religious and priestly life; and their final perseverance

We support

to dioceses, congregations and communities in their vocational promotion

We promote

priestly vocation in social networks, books, magazines, and publications

We guide

young people with vocational concerns in their discernment process.

WhyNotPriest arises as

response from a group of Catholic seminarians of the Legionaries of Christ, upon hearing the words that St. John Paul II addressed to the young people: “Today is a wonderful time to be a priest!”

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Prayer for Priestly Vocations

God our Father,
we thank you for calling men and women to serve in your Son’s Kingdom as priests, deacons, and consecrated persons. 
Send your Holy Spirit to help others to respond generously and courageously to your call.
May our community of faith support vocations of sacrificial love in our youth and young adults.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen

We are missionaries and promoters of the priestly vocation

“This missionary action is not born simply from our abilities, intentions or projects, nor from our will, nor from our effort to practice the virtues, but from a profound experience with Jesus. Only then can we become witnesses of Someone, of a Life, and this makes us “apostles”. Then we recognize ourselves as marked “on fire by that mission to enlighten, bless, enliven, raise up, heal, liberate”