The Redemptorists and particularly those who produce their monthly magazine 'Reality' are to be warmly congratulated on their May 2008 issue - which is a special issue on vocations. Triona Doherty has a very good investigative report on the fall in vocations and invites commentators to give some analysis on the situation. The Redemptorist vocations director Michael Cusack CSsR writes a fine article on why he accepted the job as vocations director recently. Much of what Michael writes resonates very much with my own experience. Sue Leonard carries a very good interview with Maura Walsh, a Redemptoristine novice (enclosed nuns). Communications Director for the Presentation Brothers, Andrew O' Connell gives his usual articulate and profound analysis on vocations ministry in an excellent article. Mercy sister Helena O' Donoghue writes on 'Have we Amnesia about Religious Life?' and makes the plea for promotion of religious vocations. Again, this is an excellent article. Other contributions to the issue make for very good reading.
It is very evident that the 'Reality' team put in a very big effort to put the special vocations issue together. They have done us all a great service in so doing. You can visit their website at http://www.redemptoristpublications.com/