How Cool is it to be a Priest or Nun?
by Kathryn Tetizanan
John Paul II School
vocation to become a priest or nun, is something we young people should
Sometimes as young people,
we think being a priest or nun is for other people and not for us, but as Catholics
we should be aware of the possibility
of a religious vocation to become a priest or nun as our life commitment
to serve God and His people.
When we are called
to serve the Lord as a priest or nun, we must be ready to say yes to that call.
Being called as a priest or nun is a very special
honor and invitation from God. We should be proud, thank God, and accept
the invitation, because not everybody receives this special invitation.
Becoming a priest or nun is the most holy and coolest thing on earth,
we, young people can do to serve God and His people. As a priest or
nun, they sacrifices themselves to serve the need of God's people.
The role of a priest or nun is very important, because without a priest,
there can be no Eucharist, no Reconciliation, no Baptism, or no Holy
Matrimony. That's why as young people, we really need to consider this
religious vocation to become a priest or nun, especially to replace
some of the priests or nuns that will retire soon.
Family members also need to support the young people that think they
have a call to be a priest or nun. Sometimes it is very hard for parent
to accept the fact that their children wanted to become a priest or
nun. I think family members or parent should support and be proud of
children when they decide to become a priest or nun.
I was so proud of one family from Kentucky that we met during
our pilgrimages last summer. Three out of five children they have chose
to serve the Lord as a priest or nun. Their parents support them, and
were so proud of them. Just like Saint Therese's father support all
of his five daughters in becoming nuns.
That's why, to me being a priest or nun is the coolest thing on the
earth, because we are chosen by God to serve Him and His people, and
the good news about God to the world. Just like when Jesus told the
disciples to do the work of His father and bring about the Kingdom
of Love and
Peace. And one of the coolest things, if we became a priest or nun
is maybe someday we can become a Saint too.