Vocations

THE ARCHDIOCESE OF  CAPE TOWN invites all YOUNG PEOPLE to St. Anthony's Church, Langa, on Saturday 21st April.  Morning of Prayer and Reflection. Subject: HEARING GOD.

 The 55th World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be commemorated on 22 April 2018.

 

  

SPECIAL SYNOD WEBSITE: The Vatican recently launched a website youth and young adults. . . related to the XV Ordinary Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.  The survey will help the Synod Office better understand the realities of young people today and their pathways to vocation and the Catholic faith.         

http://www.synod2018.va/content/synod2018/en.html



 

 

Pope's 2018 Message about Vocations 

Pope Francis has released his message for the 2018 World Day of Prayer for Vocations, reflecting on the three aspects of every vocation:

listening, discerning, and living. 

The 55th World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be commemorated this year on 22 April 2018

The Holy Father said 2018 is a special year for vocations, because the Synod of Bishops will reflect on young people, especially "the relationship between young people, faith, and vocation". Pope Francis reminded Christians that God never ceases to call men and women to follow Him."We are not victims of chance or swept up in a series of unconnected events; on the contrary, our life and our presence in this world are the fruit of a divine vocation," he said.

Pope Francis made it clear that "God comes silently" and that, without a listening heart, God's voice can be "drowned out" by the distractions of daily life."Nowadays listening is becoming more and more difficult, immersed as we are in a society full of noise, overstimulated and bombarded by information. This prevents us from pausing and enjoying the taste of contemplation, reflecting serenely on the events of our lives, going about our work with confidence in God's loving plan, and making a fruitful discernment."

He said Christians need "to listen carefully to his word and the story of his life, but also to be attentive to the details of our own daily lives".

Turning to spiritual discernment, Pope Francis said this is "a process by which a person makes fundamental choices, in dialogue with the Lord and listening to the voice of the Spirit, starting with the choice of one's state in life".

Pope Francis added a note of urgency. "Vocation is today! The Christian mission is now," he said.

"Each one of us is called - whether to the lay life in marriage, to the priestly life in the ordained ministry, or to a life of special consecration - in order to become a witness of the Lord, here and now."

Source: cathnews.com

 

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Two of our Capuchin students are amongst the group of seminarians: Raymond (standing on far right, 2nd row) and Shane (4th from right, standing in back row)
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Ist Profession of Br Jared Jamie on 23 September 2017, Feastday of St Pio of Pietrelcina, took place at St Mary of the Angels , Athlone

 

 

 

 

2016   -    2017 :Brother Jared Jamie : Noviate in Ireland.

 

 

 

 

In December 2015: Br Anstey’s ordination to Priesthood


               December 2014: Br Anstey : Deaconate ordination

 

                                               In December 2012: Br Anstey’s Final profession

 

 

 

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                                                                                 Capuchin Poor Clares, Swellendam. 2017.