"Sanctity alone makes us what our divine vocation demands, men crucified to the world and to whom the world has been crucified, men walking in newness of life who, in the words of St. Paul, show themselves as ministers of God in labors, in vigils, in fasting, in chastity, in knowledge, in long-suffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in sincere charity, in the word of truth; men who seek only heavenly things and strive by every means to lead others to them. "
-- Pope Pius X, Haerent Animo (To The Catholic Clergy On Priestly Sanctity)
A Prayer to know Oneʼs Vocation (St. Pius X)
O my God, Thou who art the God of Wisdom and Counsel, who has put in my heart the sincere wish to please none but Thee and to conform to Thy holy will in the choice of my state of life; grant me, through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin, my Mother, and of my holy Patrons, especially Saint Joseph and Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, the grace to know my vocation and to embrace it, so that I may therein labor for Thy glory, work out my salvation, and merit the heavenly reward that Thou hast promised to them who do Thy divine will. Amen.