St. Therese Vocation Society

Hidden in the cloister of a Carmelite Monastery, Therese of Lisieux prayed quietly and with love, especially for vocations and for priests.  Her “little way” continues to inspire countless vocations to the consecrated life and priesthood, and to holiness in the lay state. Therese understood that priests and seminarians face unique struggles.

During her short life, Therese would go on to discover that she was called by God to be a special support to them in their lives and works through prayer and sacrifice.

The Little Flower continues to need generous friends to join her in prayer  in the St. Therese Vocation Society. We invite you to imitate her “little way,” and to pray in a particular way for the Oblates of the Virgin Mary and for an abundance of new vocations to join us in our mission.


Members of the St. Therese Vocation Society pray quietly and with love for the Oblates of the Virgin Mary.  In particular, they pledge to

  • pray daily for new vocations.
  • pray daily for the sanctification and apostolic fruitfulness of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary.
  • make a Holy Hour each week (in Church or at home) for an increase in vocations and the perseverance of those now in in formation.
  • attend Mass once a month for the same intentions.

All Members of the St. Therese Vocation Society receive

  • a share in all of the Masses, prayers, and good works of Oblate priests, brothers, and seminarians.
  • a special Mass offered each month for the intentions of the members of the Saint Therese Vocation Society.
  • the Oblate newsletter and updates on our candidates.

Please consider “adopting” an Oblate by praying for his mission and sanctification.  To do this, please contact Carol McGinnis at St. Clement Shrine by calling (617) 266-5999 ext. 130 .  If you don’t get Carol in person, just leave a message on her voice mail.  She will get back to you as soon as possible.