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Friday, February 19, 2010

Priestly vocations the focus of papal retreat

Pope Benedict XVI's annual Lenten spiritual exercises begin Sunday, and the meditations led by Salesian Father Enrico dal Covolo will center on the priestly vocation, which is only appropriate as we continue to mark the Year for Priests.

Zenit reports that Monday, which is the feast of the Chair of St. Peter, will be dedicated to prayers for priestly vocations.

Catholic News Service notes that Father dal Covolo is the first priest invited by Pope Benedict to lead the retreat. The pope's previous four Lenten retreats were led by cardinals.

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