A prayer for vocations

Please join us in praying for more vocations, and also in praying that the monastery will be a place where men can find a worthy place to answer God’s call. You might like to use the prayer below. If you have another monastery to pray for, you could always replace the reference to Douai with its name.

Almighty Father, who called St Benedict from the midst of an inconstant world to hold fast to you in the school of your service through prayer and work, call now more men to Douai Abbey to learn, by St Benedict’s instruction, to prefer nothing to the work of God, that you might be glorified and the world sanctified. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

You can read a little about the First Profession last year of Brothers Damian and Gabriel, and also about our latest novice, Br Anselm. If it takes your fancy, you can also read about the abbey’s patron, St Edmund, and the meaning of our motto, which is also the title of this blog. Lastly, if you are still discerning a vocation yourself, you might like to read (or re-read) Blessed John Henry Newman’s meditation on vocation.


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