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.
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 Russollilo 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
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