15th Chapter of the Society of Divine Vocations
Newly Elected Council
Fr. Antonio Rafael do Nascimento, S.D.V. – Father General
Fr. Ciro Sarnataro, S.D.V. – Vicar General
Fr. Robert Kannathanath – Secretary General
Fr. Armando Palmieri, S.D.V. – Treasurer
Fr. Anthony Ezebuiro, S.D.V. – Councilor for the Parishes
Fr. Salvatore Musella, S.D.V. – Councilor for Formation
Fr. Cornelius Ibeh, S.D.V. – Councilor for the Missions
May the Holy Spirit enlighten their hearts and minds, works and decisions
for the good of their congregation and the people they serve.
Is God Calling You?
How Do You Know When God is Calling You?
By the grace of God and the virtue of our baptism, we all have a vocation. We are all called to live a life of holiness and service. The challenge is to figure out and understand how God wants us to live out that call.
. Should I get married?
. Should I become a religious person?
. Should I remain single?
VOCATIONIST FATHERS can help you discover if becoming a Catholic priest is the right choice for you and your faith. We are here to guide you in discerning God’s plan for your life, as you begin this exciting spiritual journey and explore the options open to you. If you decide this is your call, we will help you to become a Catholic priest.
Society of Divine Vocations
The Society of Divine Vocations, also known as the VOCATIONIST FATHERS, is a religious congregation founded by Blessed Fr. Justin Maria Russolillo, S.D.V., in Pianura, Naples – Italy in 1920. Blessed Fr. Justin also founded the Vocationist Sisters and Apostles of Universal Sanctification.
The Vocationist Fathers has its main charism as “identifying and fostering vocations to the priesthood and religious life, especially among the less privileged”.
We work in Vocationaries, parishes, schools, and missions. Currently, our missionary spirit serves the people of God in Italy, Brazil, U.S.A., Argentina, Nigeria, Philippines, India, Madagascar, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, United Kingdom, and Chile.
Blessed Father Justin said,“A Vocationary is a religious house where, in a spirit of prayer and study, we educate and guide – free of charge – candidates who wish to dedicate themselves to a life of service to the Lord, but who are not oriented yet towards diocesan priesthood or religious congregations.”
Prayer for the Canonization of
BLESSED JUSTIN RUSSOLILLO
O most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for the well being of the Church you blessed with extraordinary gifts, Blessed Justin Mary of the Holy Trinity Russolillo and you made him a pious and zealous priest, an apostle of divine vocations and a fervent promoter of your glory, love and will for universal sanctification and for the divine union of all people, grant us the grace of experiencing the power of his intercession while imitating his devotion, humility, patience, zeal, and kindness.
May the grace … (here you mention your intentions) … that you will grant us through his intercession, be of spiritual advantage to us, and soon bring about his canonization here on earth.
Three Glory Be … in honor of the Holy Trinity