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Society of Divine Vocations

"Always more, always better, always forward and always upward."

Blessed Father Justin M. Russolillo, SDV, founder of Society of Divine Vocations Vocationist Fathers & Sisters

Blessed Father Justin Russolillo

Feast Day: August 2nd

The Feast in honor of Blessed Father Justin is celebrated on August 2nd in every Vocation Parish, in the Headquarters and Chapels dedicated to him. This feast recalls the day on which the Blessed departed for the Father’s house.

Blessed Justin was a man of prayer, dedicated to the service of the Church. He lived an exemplary christian life. He consecrated himself and spent all his life in the service of vocations.

Blessed Justin was a priest of great pastoral zeal cultivated during his daily life, a life of prayer and preferential love for the poor and needy. He was also a great catechist and preacher. He wrote many works to aid the formation and spirituality of Christians.

We invite all to say a prayer for Blessed Fr. Justin’s canonization.


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.”

For more information on becoming a Vocationist Father or Brother,
please contact our Director of Vocations
Tel. 973-966-6262
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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