BLESSED FR. JUSTIN RUSSOLILLO
August 2nd, 2014
Today the Vocationist family celebrates together the
59th anniversary of death,
birth into heaven,
of their founder
“Blessed Fr. Justin Russolillo, S.D.V.”
Jesus, Mary and Joseph!100th Anniversary
of the Priestly Ordination of
Blessed Fr. Justin
September 20, 2013 to September 20, 2014
Blessed Fr. Justin was ordained priest on September 20, 1913. That morning, in the seminary room, young Justin made a vow of charity for the perfection of spiritual life. While prostrating for ordination later in the day, Fr. Justin made a second vow arising from the first: to found a religious congregation for the “cultivation, service and apostolate of God’s vocations to faith, to the priesthood and to holiness.” He vowed to found a religious congregation for promoting vocations to priesthood and religious life all over the world, especially among the poor.
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 on 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.
S.D.V. – Society of Divine Vocations
The Society of Divine Vocations is a religious congregation founded by Blessed Fr. Justin Maria Russolillo, S.D.V., in Pianura, Naples – Italy in 1920. Today, the Society of Divine Vocations is also known as the VOCATIONIST FATHERS. Blessed Fr. Justin also founded the Vocationist Sisters and Apostles of Universal Sanctification.
Our ministry is carried out in parishes, schools, missions and their main field of apostolate – “The Vocationary” – a place for vocational discernment and religious formation.
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.”
You give Yourself
completely to me
in Your Supreme Gift:
The Sacrament of Love.
Blessed is he
who understands it
and seeks to become like you.
How could I not be eternally
grateful to You
with my entire being?
Crown all Your graces
by granting that I may achieve
the ultimate purpose
of every gift,
O my God and my All…
Blessed Fr. Justin Maria Russolillo, S.D.V.,
Spirit of Prayer, page 111.