Pope: falling vocations a call for humility

The decrease of vocations to religious life, including in the Society of Jesus, is a lesson in humility and a reminder that a calling to religious life depends on God, Pope Francis told Jesuits in Greece. “The Lord sends the vocations,” the pope told his Jesuit confreres during a meeting at the apostolic nunciature in Athens. “If they do not come,” he added, “it does not depend on us.”