The  ordinations  of  Priests   have   increased  in  Scotland  this  year   as  compared  to  the  last  four  years  as  per  the  report  and  the  Catholic  leaders  credit  this  rise  as  a  result  of  continuous  prayers   for  more  vocations  in  the  country.  Since  the  year  1997,  Scotland  has  averaged  five  ordinations  a  year,  while  in  the  year  2008  there  were  no  priestly  ordinations.

As  reported  by  the  Catholic  News  Agency,  Bishop  John  Keenan,  the  Bishop  of  Paisley,  Scotland  observed  that  “It  is  a   great  news  to  see  the  biggest  number  of  ordinations  to  the  priesthood  for  over  two  decades. ”  His  Excellency  continued,  “ I  want  to  thank  our  people  who  have  been  praying  faithfully  in  their  daily  rosary  groups  for  vocations  all  these  years  and  who  now  have  the  joy  of  seeing  God  answer  their  prayers.”

His  Grace  Bishop  John  Keenan  reminded  that  “The  country  needs  spiritual  leaders,  rather  than  political  leaders,  in  order   to  guide  us  out  of  a  cultural  decline  that  is  now  beyond  the  power  of  politics  to  solve. ” ,  as  reported  by  Catholic  News  Agency.  His  Excellency  credited  prayer  for   the  increased  ordinations  this  year  as  well  as  using  social  media  and  monthly  informal  gatherings  that  provoke  and  inspire  the  ones  who  feel  a  call  to  the  priesthood.

Source: www.catholicnewsagency.com