"He has chosen you, in a mysterious but real way, to make you saviors with Him and like Him. Yes, Christ calls you, but He calls you in truth. His call is demanding, because He invites you to let yourselves be 'captured' by Him completely, so that your whole lives will be seen in a different light. Let yourselves be seized by Jesus and try to live just for Him!" St. John Paul II (Rome, Italy, October 13, 1993)
"The whole life of a religious is aimed at strengthening the bond of love which was first forged in the Sacrament of Baptism. You are called to do this in religious consecration through the profession of the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience." St. John Paul II (San Antonio, USA, September 13, 1987)

 
"To follow Christ and to serve the world in His name requires courage and strength. There is no place for selfishness -- and no place for fear! Do not be afraid, then, when love makes demands. Do not be afraid when love requires sacrifice." St. John Paul II (Auckland, New Zealand, November 22, 1986)
"Be certain that, if you listen to His call and follow Him, you will find great joy and happiness. Be generous, take courage, and remember His promise: 'My yoke is easy and My burden light' (Mt. 11:30)." St. John Paul II (Manchester, England, May 31, 1982)
"Some advice to all in the name of Jesus Christ … I would like to ask each one of you: What will you do with your life? What are your plans? Have you ever thought of committing your existence totally to Christ? Do you think that there can be anything greater than to bring Jesus to people and people to Jesus?" St. John Paul II (Rome, Italy, May 13, 1984)

 
"Do not be afraid of the radicalness of His demands, because Jesus, who loved us first, is prepared to give Himself to you, as well as asking of you. If He asks much of you, it is because He knows you can give much." St. John Paul II (Rome, Italy, September 8, 1992)
"A religious vocation is a gift, freely given and received. It is a profound expression of the love of God for you, and, on your part, it requires in turn a total love for Christ. The whole life of a religious is aimed at strengthening the bond of love which was first forged in the Sacrament of Baptism." St. John Paul II (San Antonio, USA, September 13, 1987)
"If some of you hear the call to follow Christ more closely, to dedicate your entire heart to Him, like the apostles John and Paul, be generous, do not be afraid, because you have nothing to fear when the prize that you await is God himself, for Whom, sometimes without ever knowing it, all young people are searching." St.  John Paul II (Paraguay, May 18, 1988)
"You ask me for encouragement and guidance, and most willingly I offer some words of advice to all of you in the name of Jesus Christ. In the first place I say this: You must never think that you are alone in deciding your future! And second: When deciding your future, you must not decide for yourself alone!" St. John Paul II (Edinburgh, Scotland, May 31, 1982)
"I ask each one of you to question yourselves seriously about whether God may not be calling you to one of these paths. And to all of those who suspect that they have this personal vocation, I say: pray insistently to receive the needed clarity, but then reply with a joyful yes." St. John Paul II (Cordoba, Argentina, September 8, 1985)
"Christ is calling you and the world awaits you! Remember that the kingdom of God needs your generosity and complete dedication. Do not act like the rich young man who, invited by Christ, was unable to choose and kept his possessions and sadness, he who had been looked upon with a loving gaze. Act like those fishermen who, called by Jesus, immediately left everything behind and became fishers of men." St. John Paul II (Rome, Italy, February 2, 1989)
"You must welcome Mary into your young lives as the apostle John took her 'to his home.' May you allow her to be your mother. May you open your hearts and consciences to her. May she always help you find Christ, to 'follow Him,' on all the paths of your lives." St. John Paul II (Rome, Italy, March 23, 1986)