Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Contemporary Developments in Vocations Ministry Insights for Religious

As part of its mission to promote the Culture of Vocation the Vocations Centre is offering a special seminar to members of Religious Congregations interested in promoting vocations to the consecrated life today. In recent years the Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors, which I chair, has developed a privileged understanding of the nature of Vocations Ministry today. Where it has been possible to translate this into action we have seen a remarkable increase in the numbers of young men coming forward to consider the priesthood. In many ways our insights are also applicable to religious vocations and this seminar seeks to share our insights with men and women religious so that together we can promote more effectively an awareness of the vocational dimension of Christian life in all our different apostolic activities with young people.

The Seminar takes place over four one-day sessions which will cover:
  I.  From Recruitment to Discernment: Developing Models of Vocations Ministry;
 II.  The New Evangelisation: Opportunities and Challenges;
III.  The Heart of the Matter: Discipleship Discerns Vocation;
IV.  Taking Things Forward: From Vision to Action.

Fr Christopher Jamison OSB, the Director of the National Office for Vocation, will be a guest speaker at the first session which will take place at the Vocations Centre in Whitstable on Tuesday 15th January.

The seminar costs £50 per session or £150 for those who book all four sessions.

For a booking form please contact me by email at the Vocations Office.

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