After much waiting, we are finally launching our province vocations website at www.passionistvocations.org. There are still a number of things to be added, ironed out, etc., but it’s good to have it available for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
Meanwhile, I’ll be celebrating tomorrow’s Vocations Sunday with the (contemplative) Passionist Nuns at Whitesville, Kentucky, where today we are looking at the Spiritual Diary of Saint Paul of the Cross together.
The theme of Pope Benedict’s message for Vocations Sunday is “The Vocation to the Service of the Church as Communion”; he says: At the Last Supper, while entrusting them with the duty of perpetuating the memorial of his death and resurrection until his glorious return at the end of time, he offered for them to his Father this heart-broken prayer: “I made known to them your name, and I will make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them” (Jn 17: 26). The mission of the Church, therefore, is founded on an intimate and faithful communion with God. To read the full text of Pope Benedict’s message, click here.