For religious sisters and consecrated women

February 2022

The Pope's prayer intention (February 2022)

We pray for religious sisters and consecrated women; thanking them for their mission and their courage; may they continue to find new responses to the challenges of our times.

Women are the backbone of the Church!

In many ways, women form the backbone of the Church community. An important vocation is that to religious or consecrated life, a calling to prayer and service to others. The Church would not be what she is now without the countless women who have dedicated their lives to God and fellow people throughout the ages, and who continue to do so today. They need our prayers and our appreciation. Also today God is calling women to join them: maybe that is also your vocation! You may have many questions about this: the Tweeting with GOD app can help you find answers.


2.9 What kinds of monks, nuns, and friars are there?

2.16 Was Jesus against women?

2.25 How did monastic life begin?

3.10 Why do we keep repeating the same prayers?

3.41 Why can’t women and married men become priests?

4.1 Why are we here on earth?

4.5 What are examples of real vocations?

4.15 What is a saint?

4.16 Which saint shall I pray to? There are so many!

4.21 Why choose celibacy if people are made for marriage?

5.18 Is it not better to pray instead of going to the doctor?

6.26 Can we solve hunger by evangelisation? Why does God want me to give witness of my faith? Can I evangelise through my profession?

7.16 What are some great examples of missionaries preaching to native peoples?

7.51 Do I need to become a priest or nun to become a saint?

8.2 Is prayer a waste of time? How can I find time for God when life won’t slow down?


For an overview of the other prayer themes, click here.