Ordinations to priesthood in England and Wales now higher than the 1950s


New figures for 2012 show numbers of men and women entering religious orders have risen for the third year running, while ordinations to the priesthood have reached a ten-year high. There were 29 people entering religious life in 2010, rising to 36 in 2011 and 53 in 2012. Meanwhile, 20 men were ordained to the diocesan priesthood in 2011 and 31 in 2012, with 41 diocesan ordinations projected for 2013.

I am glad to see this! :smiley:

Wonderful news and in a place that needs more holy priests!

Good news

It’s amazing to see this in a world that I believe is more evil now then 60 years ago.

Much hope for us then! :smiley:

The spirit is indeed working!

I thought this was about the Church of England…wow.

This is a good sign…It is happening in seminaries across the world. In our seminaries, in WNY, there is also an increase. Pray for vocations to the priesthood.

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