Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Reasons to consider religious life

The Catholic church in America has just concluded it's annual 'Vocation Awareness Week'. The 'week' originated in 1976. It is a week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew their prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. As part of the education segment about religious vocations, the video above was produced to demonstrate the many reasons that men and women have joined religious life. It's interesting to note how many are drawn to the life by the witness of some of the members of the congregation.

There seems to me to be no reason whatever why we can't hold a similar yearly vocations awareness week in Ireland. Anyone interested?
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