February 2nd is the World Day for Consecrated Life. It will be celebrated in parish churches on the weekend of February 2-3, 2019 and is a great weekend to share our way of life and to invite all of the faithful to pray for vocations while encouraging those in discernment to consider a vocation to Consecrated Life with our Order. Through our ministries and vocation events, we friars will attempt to focus in on this topic at weekend Liturgies, in the classroom and at our other ministry sites. We share Vocation Stories, encourage visits our province YouTube channel and Facebook , as well as the shared North American Province Vocation Website – Novitiate Website – Postulancy Facebook page.
Our Province Vocation Director, Fr. Russell Governale, OFM Conv. is thrilled to visit several of our different ministries where he has been invited to give talks on vocations, including Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church (Winston-Salem, NC) the “Panamá in the Capital” at The Catholic University of America (Washington DC), the Duke Catholic Center (Durham, NC), and leading a pilgrimage for our students from St. Francis High School (Athol Springs, NY).
Thank you all for helping to foster vocations to our way of life. We ask for your prayers for them men who have begun application, and those considering application, to the Order for next July. We pray that Our Lady of the Angels and St. Francis of Assisi will intercede for us, so that more men will be drawn to serve Jesus with us.